COSAR called in to search for missing couple on a UTV

Lost couple, night in forest

A couple who went missing on a side-by-side UTV outside Kelowna has been found after spending a night in a forest.

On Sunday morning, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) was called to look for the couple who went missing after a group ride.

They were part of a fundraising group of off-road enthusiasts who went out Saturday and then became separated from the main group.

"Although they started near Postill Lake, the pair ended up spending the night near King Edward Lake after their side-by-side broke down. They were found walking along the Aberdeen Forest Service Road this morning by a motorist driving in the area," COSAR said in a release.

The couple were driven to an RCMP officer as COSAR and Vernon SAR teams were being deployed.

More than 20 COSAR and Vernon Search And Rescue volunteers responded along with a number of four-wheel drive enthusiasts from Kelowna.

"COSAR would like to thank all those who volunteered, and remind outdoor enthusiasts that filing a trip plan could help prevent an unplanned night in the woods. Sunday’s task was COSAR’s 97th of the year," COSAR added.

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