Missing couple found safe

A couple from Fort Mcleod, missing since Saturday, have been found safe.

  • Apr. 17, 2012 5:00 a.m.
The missing couple

The missing couple

At approximately 4 p.m. today, the RCMP in the Elk Valley were notified of a radio transmission received from a remote area in Bull River.

A woman with a European accent indicated that she and her husband had become stuck, and could not get out.

Her husband had an injured knee, but otherwise they were OK. The transmission was very broken, and no further details could be ascertained. A helicopter was dispatched to the area, and located two people confirmed to be the Ooserwijks, missing since last Saturday. See previous story.

The family has been notified that they have been safely located, and are very relieved and thankful for all the community help and support.

The Oosterwijks will be transported to the hospital to be evaluated. Apparently, after becoming stuck, the two were able to locate a cabin with a radio, and make the call for assistance. Shortly after the transmission, and once a narrower area was determined, the police dog was able to locate the stranded vehicle.