RVing Canada: Lost in the woods! How a child can keep safe until help arrives

Lost in the woods! How a child can keep safe until help arrives

A game of hide and seek took on new meaning for one family while camping recently.

Two little girls, cousins aged 9 and 11, went missing from their Calabogie, Ontario, campground on August 4, wearing only pajamas and running shoes. They were playing hide and seek that evening, but soon found themselves out of range of their campsite.

An Ontario Provincial Police search crew began scouring the forest at 10 pm. Canine units and a helicopter crew joined the search party the following morning. Fortunately, the girls were found safe and sound around 1 pm the day after their disappearance.

For the full story, click here.

The 10 minute video below explains how a child can keep safe if they’re ever lost in the woods. It was produced for the National Association for Search and Rescue by the San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team and Alexander Video Productions in Glendora, California. Watch it with your children or grandchildren, and discuss things they should and should not do if they ever get lost while camping. It only takes a few minutes for a child to get lost in the forest. It also only takes a few minutes to teach them how to stay safe if that happens.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on August 19, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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