The Nakusp Files: RCMP around town

A weekly summary of RCMP activity in and around Nakusp.

Mushroom picker lost, then found

A 78-year-old man visiting the area near Galena Bay was picking mushrooms when he became disoriented in the thick forest and wandered away from the group he was with. After searching for the man who has a heart condition, the concerned mushroom party got in touch with the RCMP to report him lost.

“Members of the Nakusp RCMP, a helicopter from RCMP Air Services, and a helicopter from Nelson Search and Rescue responded to search for the missing man,” reported Corporal Ryan Fehler of the Nakusp RCMP. “Fortunately, half an hour before dark the man was located by the search and rescue air crew.”

With luck and some serious searching, the man was reunited with his friends and family uninjured and in good health.

“The Nakusp and Slocan Lake RCMP would like to remind everyone planning on venturing into the back country to take the proper precautions. Ensure you are with someone familiar with the area and you let someone know where you are going; carry a compass, map and/or a GPS; bring adequate clothing for weather changes; have food, water, and emergency supplies,” reminded the RCMP media release. “Remember, nobody every plans to get lost.”

Boater floats away due to mechanical problem

After not showing up at a rendez-vous point, an overdue boater was reported to the Nakusp RCMP on Sept. 15. Because the report came in at 7:27 p.m. and because the boater was reported as being experienced and carrying food and water, a search was put on the next morning.

Around 11 a.m., Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue located the boater drifting south of Nakusp. Although the boat wasn’t running, the boater was just fine.

Lumberjerk roaming area?

An orange Honda generator, a Stihl chainsaw and other tools were stolen from a pickup some time between noon and 6:30 p.m. near Holding Creek in Needles on September 16.

Nakusp RCMP are hoping someone has information that will help locate the missing tools; please contact them at 250-265-3677.

Eggers sought

Police received multiple reports of eggs being thrown at houses around 7th Avenue in Nakusp, but when the officers arrived, the eggers were nowhere to be found.

“There were no descriptions provided, but several groups of young people were reported in the area,” a media release disclosed.

More eggings were reported the next day but no descriptions of the suspect could be given. If you have any info, please contact the Nakusp RCMP.