Pair overdue from Kildonan found safe by SAR

Two people reported overdue from a trip from Kildonan to Port Alberni were found safe Wednesday by Alberni Valley Rescue Squad members.

Two people reported overdue from a trip from Kildonan to Port Alberni and back were found safe Wednesday morning by Alberni Valley Rescue Squad members.

The pair’s truck had slid off the road on Lake Main after bad weather forced them to turn around and try to go back to Port Alberni.

“They were in good health,” search manager Mark Palmer said. The pair had stayed with their truck.

Palmer said the fact they left their travel times and planned route with someone helped crews find them quickly. “The good message is there were people that knew they were travelling.”