Volunteers with the Penticton and District Search and Rescue were out on the Trout Creek Trestle on Saturday assisting with a search for a missing hiker. From left are Ryanne Volrich

Hiker found after five days

A hiker, missing from a Summerland orchard, was found near the Summerland Research Centre on Sunday morning.

A hiker, missing from a Summerland orchard, was found near the Summerland Research Centre on Sunday morning, five days after he had last been seen.

On Wednesday evening, Julien Landry, 25, a worker at a Summerland orchard, had left to go hiking in the Trout Creek canyon area.

Two days later, coworkers reported he was still missing.

On Saturday, RCMP and Search and Rescue conducted a search in the canyon, using a helicopter, an airplane and searchers.

Despite an extensive search on Saturday, Landry had not been located by the end of the day, Cst. Jacques Lefebvre of the Summerland RCMP detachment said.

On Sunday at 10:39 a.m., a man walking near the Research Centre found Landry lying in the grass, injured.

Landry was taken to hospital with a concussion and back injuries.

Lefebvre said Landry told police he had been chased by a bear.

He then climbed a tree to escape. He stayed in the tree and fell asleep there.

Landry fell from the tree, into the creek. He then made his way to the grass, where he was found on Sunday.

By Tuesday, he was still in hospital but recovering, police said.


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