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Person goes missing in the bush for 12 hours after hitting a moose in West Nipissing

The investigation revealed that a person had struck a moose with a vehicle and tried to search for the injured moose with another person that evening. Only one person returned to the roadway
Moose
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West Nipissing police are reporting an unusual missing person case.

On April 9,  at 1 p.m., West Nipissing OPP responded to a missing person complaint. 

They say the person had entered a heavily wooded area off Highway 539, West Nipissing. around 9:30 the night before,

The investigation revealed that a person had struck a moose with a vehicle and tried to search for the injured moose with another person that evening. Only one person returned to the roadway.

The person was found uninjured about 12 hours later by an OPP helicopter.

The West Nipissing Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team, and Canine Unit were also called out to help in the search.

The OPP sees this as an opportunity to remind the people 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 system in use at the OPP Provincial Communication Centre.

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 to find their what3words location.