Two members of the local search team were deployed to other areas of B.C. this weekend.
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue member Brent Boulet participated in an attempted rescue of an injured hiker in Chilliwack Friday evening.
In this case, a pair was hiking to Hanging Lake, a small lake on the U.S. border about four kilometres south of Chilliwack Lake, when one fell and dislocated a shoulder. The hikers set up a shelter to keep dry and warm, and the uninjured person hiked out for help.
While searchers hiked in through the night and only made it half way, they were called off in the early morning hours when the 442 Squadron helicopter was deployed for the rescue.
In the meantime, team manager Rick Laing spent the weekend in Terrace helping in the failed attempt to find two missing mushroom pickers.
Laing spelled off the search and rescue manager in Terrace and provided some mapping assistance this weekend during an extensive hunt through a nine-squarekilometre section.
"The search area was relatively small and bound by four natural boundaries, plus a railroad track... to date, there has been no definite clue as to what has happened to these two people," Laing said.
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