Police officers from the Saint-Quentin RCMP detachment rescued a man and his three children when they failed to return from a hike at Mount Carleton Provincial Park.
Police were called by park security at around 10:00 p.m. on September 10, 2020, after the father and his three children, all under the age of eight, failed to return from Mount Sagamook Trail. When police arrived, weather conditions were deteriorating as it was rainy, foggy, and the temperature was dropping. The trail conditions were wet and slippery.
When Cst. Marc-Antoine Babin and Cst. Benoit Desjardins arrived on scene they immediately hiked up the trail to locate the family.
"The family was found together near the top of the trail, but some family members appeared to be suffering from hypothermia," says Sgt. Martin Janson, Saint-Quentin detachment. "As the members carried the children back down the trail, they were met by Cpl. Joe St-Amand who had emergency supplies and blankets to help warm the children."
Police located the family near the summit of Mount Sagamook trail around 3:00 a.m.
The family was treated at the trailhead by paramedics at approximately 7:00 a.m., and then transported to hospital. They were all later released.