Lost hikers found thanks to smartphone

A family of hikers was found by RCMP after getting lost in Irishtown Nature Park yesterday afternoon.

The Mounties tracked them down by using the GPS on their smart Phones to determine their position. Two officers walked into the woods, located them, and then led them out to safety within a few minutes. An ambulance was called but nobody was hurt.

RCMP are encuraging people to stick to the trails when hiking in the woods, take food and water in case you get lost…and a smartphone or GPS device is recommended.