Quesnel Search and Rescue were called on a mutual aid task to help Prince Search and Rescue locate a missing youth in the Hixon area on Tuesday, Nov. 9. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)

Quesnel Search and Rescue were called on a mutual aid task to help Prince Search and Rescue locate a missing youth in the Hixon area on Tuesday, Nov. 9. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)

Missing person located during search efforts in Hixon area

Search and rescue teams from Prince George and Quesnel called to assist RCMP

The Quesnel Search and Rescue (QSAR) is happy after missing a youth was located in good health Tuesday, Nov. 9 near Hixon.

Members were called to assist Prince George Search and Rescue (PGSAR) with search efforts after a woman reported her son missing shortly after 9 a.m.

“We were just starting on our assigned task out there when we got the call the RCMP located the youth,” said QSAR president Bob Zimmerman.

“He was OK.”

Zimmerman said around eight QSAR members responded, three of whom were assigned man tracker assignments.

PGSAR search manager Dave Merritt said it is great working with the QSAR and RCMP to ensure successful outcomes; such was the case Tuesday.

“We’re always concerned anytime we have anybody missing, but the winds were picking up, and they were calling for rain in the afternoon, so it ramped up our urgency a little higher on the list and also being by themselves,” he added.

With any trip, Merritt reminds everyone to be prepared with the appropriate gear and have a plan.

As winter is soon on the way, it is also critical to start thinking of avalanche safety.

“Any time of the day, day or night, we’re going to start rolling out,” Merritt said of SAR responding to anyone needing help.

Read More: UPDATE: Quesnel Search and Rescue say missing boy found


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