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B.C. rescue group finds hikers on Mount Seymour

Two hikers on Mount Seymour have been found during a ground and air search operation that started Wednesday morning.

The two men, believed to be lost since Tuesday in Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, were located by North Shore Rescue shortly after noon and are being walked to safety, according to the organization's social media accounts.

The rescue group, a volunteer team of about 40 people that performs about 90 operations each year, launched the search at 7:30 a.m.

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The pair of hikers was prepared for an emergency, bringing extra food and other supplies with them that they might need overnight, according to North Shore Rescue.

It became clear the pair was in trouble when one of them made a phone call Tuesday explaining that they had lost the trail. The phone battery died during the call.

The hikers were using their cellphone's GPS instead of a physical map, Tim Jones of North Shore Rescue told News1130, which he said is not what hikers should be doing.

"You should have a map and a proper compass," Mr. Jones said. Once their cellphone battery died, it was unclear how the pair was navigating.

North Shore Rescue recently helped located Joy Zhang, a young woman with special needs, who was missing for several days in Port Moody.

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