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Hikers unintentionally led astray on Cobble Hill Mountain

Two hikers were unintentionally led astray on Cobble Hill Mountain after meeting a fellow with friendly intentions.

Police received a call from the disoriented pair at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

“The hikers had contacted police via cellphone and advised that while at the summit they had been approached by a male and that he offered to show them a different way down the mountain,” Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb explained in a media release.

“On the way down they became separated from the unknown male. The male and female, in their 30s from Cobble Hill, became lost and disoriented.”

Seven Mounties and 22 Cowichan Valley Search and Rescue volunteers scoured the mountain and found the hikers at 7:45 p.m. on the west side of the slope.

“Fortunately the two did not require medical attention once out of the woods,” Webb added. “The elements changed quickly from the beginning of the search, including darkness, fog and rain. Everyone involved did a great job in having this end successfully.”

Webb said the man who met the pair of hikers did not intentionally lead them astray.

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