On Dec. 28, shortly before 5 a.m., West Kelowna RCMP received a call to help with the rescue of a man who was stranded in the Jackpine Lake area on the Westside.
Police received the call from a 38-year-old male who said he and his brother-in-law had been quad biking on Dec. 27 afternoon when the quads got stuck.
The men were able to free one of the quads, so the caller left to get help, leaving his brother-in-law under shelter and with a couple of sleeping bags.
When the caller determined that he wouldn’t be able to get back into the area—due to terrain and snow conditions—he decided to call police for help.
At 5:40 a.m., RCMP alerted Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, who mobilized on sleds and located the 40-year-old stranded man around 9:45 a.m.
RCMP helped Central Okanagan Search and Rescue by using the Air 3 helicopter. The stranded man was found tired but in good condition.
Police are reminding outdoor enthusiasts to prepare for these types of incidents by carrying warm clothing, food and basic survival tools.