While we continue to enjoy a beautiful autumn season in the valley bottoms, if you venture into the high country, it’s winter.
Last week, Kimberley RCMP were able to locate a missing person after his vehicle became stuck in the snow on the Gray Creek Pass, Kimberley RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Chris Newel reports.
“Police were notified late on November 9 of a Kaslo person who had been driving back from Kimberley and had not arrived,” Newel said. “The concerned wife told police her husband was planning on returning via Gray Creek Pass.
“Police were in the midst of conducting some preliminary checks on the road up to Gray Creek Pass before activating additional resources when they came across the subject. He had gotten stuck in the snow and walked 30 km before getting too tired to continue. He was 10 km up Redding Creek Forest Service Road where he stopped and lit a fire. He was cold, tired and very grateful for the police assistance.”
Police remind drivers that winter conditions prevail. The weather can be unpredictable, especially at higher elevations. Be prepared, know your route and keep your loved ones informed of your route and expected arrival time.