Search and rescue effort underway for missing hikers near Surge Narrows
QUADRA ISLAND, B.C- Two missing women have prompted a search and rescue effort on Quadra Island.
According to a caller into the 2Day FM studio in Campbell River and multiple social media posts from Quadra Island, the search was launched in order to find two woman from the island, who are in their 60’s.
The pair had been hiking in the Surge Narrows area, and their truck was located along Surge Narrows Road before a large hill.
According to Paul Berry, president of Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, the pair have been missing since around 4:00 on November 14th. They had a dog with them, and the truck they were driving was silver in colour.
Their first names are believed to be Roberta and Karen.
Berry indicated that every search team on Vancouver Island as well as teams from the Lower Mainland are all active on Quadra Island, with the search beginning yesterday and being scaled up.
442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and a private company from Parksville using night vision helicopters have been involved in the search, as well as an RCMP helicopter.
The search is focused on the southwest side of Surge Narrows Boat Ramp and the Village Bay Main lakes area.
Berry indicated that the dog was spotted briefly this morning, popping out of the forest along the road near the hiker’s truck. It ran across the road and went back into the woods.