Concerned dog sitters called out Search and Rescue to search Lake Koocanusa for three boaters who had run into friends and not returned to pick up their dogs at the arranged time.
The three boaters left to go fishing on Lake Koocanusa from Englishman Creek Campsite on Sunday, and the group camping next to them agreed to watch their two dogs while they were gone.
But when the three did not return by 11:30 p.m. The dog sitters called the RCMP who then called out Fernie Search and Rescue.
Due to the darkness, Search and Rescue were only able to send a vehicle to Dorr Road to drive parallel to the lake to listen for distress calls.
Whilst doing this the subjects returned to their campsite at 2:20 a.m. They said they had met up with friends and decided to spend time with them before returning to their campsite.