RCMP have found the three Penticton teens missing since Saturday safe and sound at a cabin in Fish Lake.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said police received reports from the public that the Jeep Cherokee the teens were driving had been seen and appeared to be stuck. Using that information and a location found by using the male’s cell phone gave police a five kilometre radius to search in.
“This morning we became aware that the family did own a cabin in nearby Fish Lake which is in the general vicinity of where the search was taking place. Our helicopter, with that information, headed straight for those cabins and utilizing the heat signature FLIR device picked up a heat signature emitting from the cabins,” said Moskaluk.
At that time a RCMP police service dog team and another member were also on the ground tracking in the direction of the cabin.
“When members arrived they found them safe and sound, no medical needs or requirements. They were in good spirits and safe and sound,” said Moskaluk.
RCMP are searching for three Penticton teens who have been missing since Saturday.
An18-year-old male and two 16-year-old females were reported missing to Penticton RCMP on Sunday around 7:30 p.m. by the male’s parents. RCMP believe the teens are in Joe Rich/Kelowna area.
“On the 16th the male phoned his boss and said he wasn’t going to make the night shift because they were stuck in behind Naramata somewhere. They had gone four-wheel driving and (yesterday) the family all got together and went looking for them in that area on quads and didn’t find them,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur.
Because the family called just as it was getting dark on Sunday, Dellebuur said RCMP had to wait until Monday morning to send out the police helicopter to do an aerial search.
“We pinged the phoned to see if we could get something and that led us to believe it is up in the Black Mountain area of Kelowna. Kelowna did what they could at night and now we are waiting back to hear the results of the helicopter,” said Dellebuur.
The teens were driving a 1994 blue Jeep Cherokee B.C. licence plate number 116 PKP.
“We are waiting to hear back because we heard from the air that they saw something that looked like the car so the ground people are going in to confirm it,” said Dellebuur.