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Vancouver Island couple found safe following three-day long search

Last Updated Nov 14, 2020 at 11:20 am PST

(Courtesy Nanaimo RCMP)
Summary

After searching for three days, RCMP report that a Vancouver Island couple and their dog has been found safe

When the pair failed to return home on Nov. 11, a massive search was launched

NANAIMO (NEWS 1130) — The search for a missing Vancouver Island couple has a happy ending.

32-year-old Cody Martin and 29-year-old Tamara Sandulak, along with their black lab, Rex, have been found, cold and hungry, but safe Saturday morning.

“The three were located at Moriarty Lake, approximately 16 kilometres north west from Second Lake. Other than being cold and hungry, all three were in relatively good health,” a release from the RCMP reads.

“The couple told police that their truck had broken down at the lake. They decided to stay in their vehicle for warmth in hope that they would be found. This morning, they decided in was time to walk out and find help. After a short distance they managed to obtain enough cell reception to place a call to a family member. RCMP Air 8 was immediately dispatched to their location and transported the three to the SAR command post.”

The couple were last headed to Nanaimo Lakes on Wednesday for a day of fishing and hadn’t been heard from since, prompting a huge rescue mission the next day.

According to RCMP, the pair have been reunited with their family members – it’s not clear if they’ve suffered any serious injuries.