Creston man found injured but stable

An elderly man missing on Goat Mountain was located Wednesday afternoon.

The 79-year-old Creston man who went missing Tuesday afternoon on Goat Mountain has been found.

Gordon Hume was located by a couple hiking on the mountain.

Hume was in coherent and stable condition, but had likely sustained a broken hip when he was thrown from his quad trying to travel down a narrow trail.

Search and Rescue provided first aid before Hume was transported to the Creston Valley Hospital for further treatment.

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, Hume headed up Goat Mountain on his quad after overhearing some youths talking about starting a bonfire, despite a ban.

Hume was going to talk to them, however, after he had been gone a few hours, Creston RCMP were called in, followed by Search and Rescue.

On Wednesday morning, the provincial Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) was called in to provide an aerial vantage for the search.

Hume was finally located by the hikers at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.