Nova Scotia

Man who went missing while picking blueberries emerges from woods

73-year-old John Shannahan walked out of the woods and met up with searchers. He went missing while picking blueberries on Wednesday.

John Shannahan safe and sound after spending night in the woods near Lake Echo

The missing man emerged from the woods Thursday morning and contacted the search-and-rescue team. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

The search for 73-year-old John Shannahan of Dartmouth, N.S., has wrapped up after he walked out of the woods on Thursday and met up with searchers, RCMP said today.

Police sent out a news release about Shannahan being found around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

The RCMP said Shannahan was safe and unharmed after his night in the woods. He went missing while picking blueberries yesterday. 

Shannahan was separated from his friend around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in an area south of Highway 107 near Lake Echo.

The RCMP, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, Halifax Regional Police's K-9 unit, as well as Halifax Search and Rescue, all took part in the search. 

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