A late night trip to the bathroom turned into an hours-long ordeal for a 66-year-old camper on Newcastle Island.
Nanaimo RCMP say the woman was camping with friends on September 2 on the island a 10-minute boat ride from the city.
She told them that she was walking back to the campsite when she got lost.
The woman, who uses a walker, decided to keep trudging along in hopes of finding her way back but wound up wandering aimlessly for hours.
Fortunately, she was carrying a cell phone and RCMP say she finally gave up and called 911.
The RCMP says Constables Ty Skrine and Ian Gray commandeered the detachment vessel and drove the short distance to the Island.
They had her phone pinged by the RCMP Communications Centre and managed to locate her.
They say she was frazzled but otherwise okay, and instead of making the one hour walk back to her campsite, she agreed to head back to Nanaimo with the officers.
She expressed her gratitude to the officers and let them know she would let her camping partners know she was fine.
She also accepted some tips from the officers about what not do to do when lost.