Woman found safe after becoming lost on Halifax hiking trail
Published Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:49PM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 8, 2014 1:11PM ADT
A woman who spent several hours lost on a popular hiking trail in Halifax has been found safe and sound.
Police received a 911 call from the 30-year-old woman shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. She told police she had been walking her dog on the hiking trails off Northwest Arm Drive, near Walter Havill Drive, and was having trouble finding her way out of the woods.
Police say the woman was still on the trail system, but had been unable to find her way out for some time, and it had gotten dark.
“She described it to us, seems like she had been walking in circles for some time and eventually it was dark and she couldn’t find her way out,” says Halifax Regional Police Const. Jeff Carr.
Police responded to the trail system and used lights and sirens in an effort to pinpoint the woman’s location, but say that didn’t prove successful.
A K9 unit also assisted, but failed to find the woman.
Police called Halifax Regional Search and Rescue to request assistance after 9 p.m.
Search crews responded and were preparing to enter the woods before 11 p.m. when a K9 unit found the woman and her dog.
Police say they were both in good health and did not require medical attention.