Whitehorse, Yukon – On December 20, 2020, at approximately 4:30 am, Whitehorse RCMP received a call from a woman reporting that her son, activated his inreach SOS advising that his tent blew away and he as unable to hike out due to high winds and no visibility. He advised he was hunkered down and warm in the vicinity of Bonnyville Flats about an hour hike from his vehicle located near Fish Lake. The man maintained communication with the RCMP on his well-being and location. The Yukon RCMP SAR was activated, was able to locate him and brought him to his family. He did not require any medical attention.
Whitehorse RCMP recognized that the man was well prepared to be in the backcountry in adverse conditions which contributed significantly to a safe outcome.
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