Lost hikers located in Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park

 (Kawartha Lakes, ON.)– OnMonday July 25, 2011 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located two hikers who called in to report they were lost on the Ganaraska Trail in theQueenElizabethIIWildlandsProvincialPark.

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Hikers found by ERT.

On Sunday evening (July 24) at approximately8:00 p.m.the City ofKawartha Lakes OPPwere alerted in regards to a mother and her 12-year old daughter being lost in the woods.  Investigation revealed that the mother had called 911 to report that she and her daughter had became lost while hiking on the Ganaraska Trail near the Black River Road in the Provincial Park.  The hikers had commenced their hike at approximately3:00 p.m.and after several hours of walking became lost.  They contacted 911 with a cell phone they had with them.

The OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit were contacted and a search was initiated.  The search involved members on foot and using all terrain vehicles (ATVs).  The OPP helicopter was also dispatched to the area to assist in the search.  At approximately1:00 a.m., the OPP helicopter located the mother and daughter safe and sound, approximately 5 km from where they started.  The ATVs responded to their location and transported them back to their vehicle.  No medical attention was required.