Ontario Provincial Police at the West Nipissing (Sudbury) Detachment reported that a missing person complaint from the Killarney area has been resolved successfully.
Police said they responded to the complaint around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday May 27 after learning a person had not returned after setting out earlier on a day trip in Killarney Provincial Park, in the Municipality of Killarney.
Police were told that the missing person had been lightly dressed and had not been prepared or provisioned for heat or shelter.
"With the assistance of the West Nipissing OPP members, Emergency Response Team, and OPP helicopter, the person was located about 15 hours later by the OPP helicopter, with no injuries," said the OPP news release.
Police are also reminding the public of the "what3words" App offered for free by both android and apple devices to download. The app labels every three squared metres with a unique three-word location string which can be converted into latitude and longitude coordinates for entry into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system in use at the OPP Provincial Communication Centre (PCC).
Even if the caller does not have the app previously downloaded on their mobile device, the PCC communicator can send a link to the caller's cell phone which will enable the caller (with data access and connectivity), to find their what3words location. The app is available in 43 languages but shares the location in English, said the OPP news release.