Sooke RCMP Front Line Members are happy to report that all eight Scouts members have been located by Search and Rescue (SARS).
The Sooke RCMP would like to extend their thank to SARS, the Shirley Volunteer Fire Department and anyone else who participated in the search to locate these individuals.
All campers were equipped to spend the night in the woods and were located quickly thanks to the cooperation of everyone involved.
Cpl. Dawn Gilhen
S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 – Mailstop #1608
Lisa Nilsson and Peter Kenmare, two adult Sooke Scout leaders, were found alive this morning after going missing Sunday morning, while on a camping trip near Sooke, B.C. “We got caught in the storm yesterday, so we ended up hunkering down,” says Nilsson. #cbc #yyj pic.twitter.com/XU8FPimlrS
— Adam van der Zwan (@Adamvanderzwan) February 24, 2020
Breaking: Missing Scout Leaders found on Vancouver Island (Shirley). RCMP say the two adults are now safe at the search command post. One has a minor knee injury. The children and another scout leader will be extracted soon. #sooke #shirley #sar (file photo) pic.twitter.com/SaflMiL4tT
— Brad MacLeod (@BradMacGlobal) February 24, 2020