Lost hiker found near Gananoque
GANANOQUE – Provincial police are stressing safety after responding to a lost hiker off Marble Rock Road in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township. On Dec. 4 at about 5 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Leeds and the Thousand Islands were alerted to a hiker who had lost her way. Luckily, the 51-year-old Gananoque woman had a cellphone with her and was able to contact police for help. The officers, after a five-kilometre walk, located her safe and unharmed on the trails and escorted her back to her vehicle. Insp. Mike Francis, the Leeds OPP detachment commander, is reminding hikers it’s important to always plan your route, bring maps, GPS and be prepared for adverse weather. Other tips include: - Leaving information about your whereabouts on the dash of your car, having a charged cellphone, food, water and medical supplies. -Always let someone know where you are going and when you think you’ll be back. -Wear proper clothing and footwear, adding that attempting to navigate the trails in flip flops would be a very poor decision.