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Harrowing tale from missing picker

The fruit picker from Quebec who was recently reported missing in Summerland has been found.

The Summerland RCMP was notified on the morning of Aug. 17, that a man who was walking his dog in the Trout Creek Canyon area, discovered Julien Landry.

Cst. Jacques Lefebvre says Landry went hiking on Aug. 13 and was reported missing on Aug. 15.

During that time he was chased up a tree by a bear. He fell asleep in the tree and fell out landing on rocks in the creek.

He says he thinks he was unconscious for a day or a day and a half. He crawled out of there and was found on the 17th.

Landry has spinal cord and head injuries that a doctor said all coincides with a fall from a tree.

Summerland RCMP and BC Ambulance Services attended the location and transported Landry to Penticton Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.

He has since been transferred to Kelowna General Hospital.

"The whole story sounds so far fetched and no one could invent this, " said Lefebvre.

The RCMP is thanking the public for their support in this matter.

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