Missing Nanaimo mountain biker found safe – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Nanaimo Search and Rescue is reminding hikers to share their trip plans with family and friends before going out to enjoy the backcountry.

Nanaimo SAR members responded to a call for an overdue mountain biker in the Doumont Road area of Nanaimo Tuesday morning. The mans truck was found by family Monday evening and they called the police.

He ended up hiking to Cinderella Lake to go fishing and decided to spend the night once it started getting dark. 

Unfortunately, he hadnt let anybody else know his plans, says Allen Tonn, search manager for Nanaimo SAR.

Its a key reminder that its great to go out and spend time in the outdoors but please make sure you file a trip plan.

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue president Nick Rivers said the man was located early Tuesday afternoon by an RCMP dog on a trail near Weigles Rd.

The hikers footprints in the snow were spotted from a SAR aircraft and police dog services were then used to locate him. 

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The missing mans mother and uncle anxiously waited at the scene and were receiving updates from Nanaimo SAR late Tuesday morning.

A 38-year-old man reported overdue in a Nanaimo area popular with mountain bikers has been found safe.

Nanaimo RCMP and search and rescue volunteers searched the trails west of Doumont Road after the mans family said he didnt return from a mountain biking trip Monday.

The search zone could widen since the man could have wandered off given how long hes been missing, Tonn said.

The mountain biker had planned to spend the night on the mountain, but that message wasnt conveyed to some family members.