On 2013-01-27, at approximately 5:00 pm, the RCMP in Nain, NL received a call from a member in the community stating that their father had gone hunting at 10:00 am and had not returned. The RCMP immediately activated the Nain Search & Rescue Team. In addition, immediate and extended family members started their own extensive search. Two separate search parties were dispatched and the missing hunter was located at 10:00 pm. The hunter was incoherent, exhausted and hypothermic. The hunter was taken to the Nain Clinic for medical treatment.
Nain RCMP are expressing thanks to the immediate and extended family to the missing hunter for their rapid and extensive self generated search. Nain RCMP are expressing their utmost thanks and assigning the positive life saving rescue to the rapid and experienced response of the Nain Volunteer Search and Rescue Team.
The RCMP would like to remind local winter hunters and travelers to prepare for emergencies and to take the time to advise family members and friends of their intended route of travel, and their approximate arrival time home. It is also necessary to dress for the extreme conditions and to take provisions such as a satellite phone, GPS, emergency beacon, extra food, clothing and liquids.