Two Kelowna men were found in the wilderness on Tuesday morning (Photo - Ed Henczel/COSAR)

Two Kelowna men were found in the wilderness on Tuesday morning (Photo - Ed Henczel/COSAR)

Two Kelowna men spend chilly night outside near Peachland

As COSAR and the RCMP began their search, the men were found by a logging trucker

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) were called to help two Kelowna men who spent a chilly night outdoors near Trepanier.

The men who were out moose hunting got stranded late on the night of Nov. 7 when their side-by-side broke down. After trying to get out of the area, the two men decided to spend the night in approximately two feet of snow and with temperatures reaching -16 C.

The families of the two men contacted the RCMP after they didn’t return. After the RCMP conducted a small search, COSAR was called in for a planned search Tuesday morning at sunrise.

That morning as COSAR started their search and the RCMP sent up a helicopter, the men started walking and were found by a logging trucker around the Jackpine Forest Service Road at approximately 8 a.m. The trucker drove them back to COSAR and RCMP’s staging area.

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