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OPP use ATVs, helicopter to locate, rescue pair of lost hikers

Hikers were lost in Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park, were extracted and taken to Sebright; OPP say hikers are in good health
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

Two lost hikers were located by the Ontario Provincial Police and transported to safety uninjured.

On May 21, 2020 the OPP received a 9-1-1 call from a hiker indicating that they were lost in the Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park. Members of the OPP's Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the scene on All Terrain Vehicles and the OPP's helicopter was deployed to the area.

The helicopter located the hikers and was able to extract and transport them to a safe location in the Sebright area, with both hikers in good health.

The OPP would like to remind hikers to ensure that they tell someone where they are going, where they are starting from, and how long they intend to be gone.