A Nanaimo couple that didn’t come back from a fishing trip have been found safe.
Nanaimo RCMP say 29-year-old Tamara Sandulak and 32-year-old Cody Martin were spotted at Moriarty Lake, about 16 kilometres northwest of Second Lake, on Saturday morning.
“This is the outcome everyone was hoping and praying for. We would like to acknowledge all of the dedicated volunteers and especially each and every search and rescue volunteer, who provided expertise and commitment to this arduous search effort. This was a tremendous effort by so many, “said Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien.
The couple, along with their dog Rex, were reported missing after they failed to return home on Nov. 11 following a fishing trip in the area.
According to RCMP, the couple’s truck broke down and at Moriarty Lake and that they had chosen to stay inside the vehicle believing they would have a better chance of being found.
However, after not being located for a few days, the couple, police say, decided to leave their vehicle to find help.
Instead of finding help, they managed to find cell service, which allowed them to contact family members, say police.
Eventually, RCMP Air 8 helicopter located the missing couple and their dog and rescued them.
Police say although the couple were cold and hungry, they were in “relatively” good health.