CHETICAMP ‚ÄĒ Two overdue snowmobilers, missing in the Cape Breton Highlands, have been located.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that both men had accidentally flipped their snowmobiles. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, one of the riders walked out to a Department of Natural Resources officer in the Cheticamp area. The other snowmobiler was held up in a cabin due to injuries.
The Natural Resources helicopter went to the cabin to retrieve the man who was later taken to the local Cheticamp hospital for assessment. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
At 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Victoria County RCMP received a report of two overdue snowmobilers who headed out Monday morning around 10:30 a.m.
A 54-year-old man from Iona and a 35-year-old man from Halifax were planning to snowmobile from Middle River to Cheticamp on Monday. Both men are experienced snowmobilers who are familiar with the area and were prepared for the travel.
The men were supposed to contact family once they arrived in Cheticamp but they failed to do so.
Two Department of Natural Resources employees, a volunteer fireman from Baddeck, and a Halifax firefighter originally from Baddeck headed out on snowmobiles this morning to search the trail from Hunters Mountain to Cheticamp. An RCMP air services helicopter is in the area to search also.