Published: Fri, November 24, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Coquitlam dog walker recovering in hospital after 'miracle' rescue

Coquitlam dog walker recovering in hospital after 'miracle' rescue

Poitras was taken to hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery, McLaughlin said. She was found on November 22, 2017. She had slipped and injured herself - the nature of the injury is unclear - and was unable to hike out on her own, he said. They continued throughout Monday night and into the next day, but found no sign of Poitras.

"She may have gotten to a certain point and [elderly Bubba] just sat down".

"She's a tough cookie", Poitras' husband Marcel said.

Police say they're thankful for the outpouring of support from members of the public, but too many people have been appearing at the search site. "Whoever you're lying in bed with tonight, hold on to them".

Late Wednesday morning, searchers made voice contact with the 56-year-old after hearing a weak human voice and barking dogs.

"The dogs were going insane", said Al Hurley, the incident commander with Coquitlam SAR. "She knows these trails well", Marcel Poitras told CTV News Vancouver on Tuesday. "I don't know. Not everything needs to be explained".

Search and rescue members from Maple Ridge, Surrey, North Shore Rescue and Lion's Bay are jumping into the attempt to find a woman who went missing on Eagle Mountain, near Westwood Plateau, in Coquitlam on Monday.

Since the search began at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, dozens of RCMP officers and search and rescue volunteers have been seeking clues to her whereabouts, but wet, windy conditions and slippy terrain forced the officials to halt the search overnight.

"There is no indication of foul play but Poitras was not prepared to spend the night outside". Anyone heading into the back country, even if only for a quick walk, should be equipped with the 10 essentials, which can be found on the Coquitlam SAR's website (www.coquitlam-sar.bc.ca). Michael McLaughlin. "The best thing you can right now is stay at home and leave it to the experts". "We can't say enough about the searchers".

"That perplexes us. It perplexes the RCMP and I think it perplexes the dog walking community", said MacDonald who lead a massive air and ground search for Patois involving search and rescue teams from multiple communities.

Roxy's owner, Janet Kilberg, expressed her gratitude for the search and rescue crews. "She couldn't move", said Marcel. "Annette is a good friend of mine".

"It's been a really hard couple of days obviously but today I woke up and there was no question, she was coming home today", said Poitras, who said his wife was an experienced outdoors person.

Rescue crews in Coquitlam, B.C., called off their search for a missing dog walker at sundown Tuesday and warned members of the public conditions at Eagle Mountain were too unsafe for anyone to continue the search.

"During the day, when everything was going on and you could see everybody out there, there was so much hope", Ms. Presley said in an interview. "Every once in a while, one of these stories takes off".

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