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Two hikers lost on Ranney Hill trail have been found safe, according to an RCMP news release on Monday.

The hikers, two women, were on their way back from their hike around Vee Lake Road, when they realized they had veered off the trail and could no longer locate the markers. As darkness began to set in they became disoriented.

Yellowknife RCMP received a call for service at approximately 8:16 p.m. on Friday Sept. 25. The RCMP were able to bring the hikers back to safety later that night with the help of NWT RCMP police dog Hoss.

The women were found about 900 metres into the trail and had no injuries.

Sgt. Yannick Hamel, operations manager for Yellowknife RCMP, reminds hikers to always tell a friend or family member where they are going and to always carry food, water, a first aid kit and a communication device in case of emergency.

“We are thankful we found the hikers safe and sound,” he said.

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Natalie Pressman

Reporting courts and cops and general news, Natalie started with NNSL Media in 2020. Before moving to Yellowknife, Natalie worked as a community radio trainer in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First...

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