Father and son get stuck on snowy logging road

The pair were driving to Eagles Cove on Saturday when their rental vehicle became stuck

A father and his son were found okay after they were reported overdue on Sunday.

According to Sayward RCMP, the pair were driving to Eagles Cove on Saturday when their rental vehicle became stuck in the snow along a “very rugged” logging road.

The two decided to split up and headed in opposite directions to look for help.

The boy walked several kilometres and made it safely to Brown’s Bay, but his father was still missing.

At 9:45 p.m., Sayward and Campbell River RCMP, along with volunteers from Campbell River Search and Rescue, began searching the area.

At 12:32 a.m. Sunday, the father was found safe and sound, back inside his rental vehicle which he had returned to in order to wait for help.

“Police and search and rescue would like to remind the public to always carry food and water and first aid supplies including warm blankets and a candle in their vehicles when traveling to these remote areas,” said Cpl. Rod Pick of the Sayward RCMP detachment. “The best thing to do in a situation like this is always tell someone where your destination is, what your expected time of arrival is and never split up.

“The best thing to do in this situation is to stay in your vehicle and wait for help.”