West Shore RCMP are reminding hikers to be prepared after a woman who did not have any water got lost while hiking Friday afternoon.
On March 6 at around 5:12 p.m., police received a call from a woman who said she became lost during her hike in the Highlands on Mount Work.
The 27-year-old woman was nervous as her phone was running out of battery, she did not have any water and was diabetic,” Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer said in a statement.
“There were growing concerns over her health the longer she wasn’t found.”
Saggar said the woman shared her GPS location from her phone and followed the emergency dispatcher’s advice to stay put. West Shore RCMP bike unit officers were able to find her on the trail just before 7 p.m.
Police say hikers can stay safe by:
- Planning your hiking route ahead of time;
- Tell a friend or loved one what route you’re taking and when to expect you back;
- Take a battery pack with you so you can charge your phone;
- Take a back pack with extra layers of clothing along with some food and water.
More hiking tips can be found on the Capital Regional District’s website.