Two Osoyoos residents were rescued Saturday night after the pair got stuck in their off-road vehicle up Mount Kobau.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday a 9-1-1 call came from the two stranded motorists. The duo had made it at least 15 kilometres off of Highway 3 and had encountered winter conditions.
Moskaluk said the males, one adult in his 20s and a teenage boy, were not dressed nor equipped to spend a night in winter conditions, prompting the activation of search and rescue.
The Osoyoos RCMP and search and rescue technicians made it to the location by snowmobile around 11 p.m. that same evening and brought the pair back to family members who were anxiously awaiting their safe return.
“People need to fully realize that they should be cautious when venturing up into higher altitudes this time of year and always be prepared for the conditions that they might encounter. In this instance here, the only harm done was to their ego, but it certainly could have been more serious than that,” said Moskaluk.