A 63-year-old man from Fortune who was reported overdue, after leaving his home Tuesday morning to go berry picking, was located early this morning and is reported to be in good health.
The RCMP in Burin received a report around 4:27 p.m. Tuesday that the man had planned to be away for only a couple of hours but had not returned home.
Burin Peninsula Search and Rescue personnel and the RCMP Police Dog Service responded, as well as members of the Grand Bank and Fortune volunteer fire departments and members of the community.
The search lasted throughout the night. Early this morning, Emergency Services Newfoundland was contacted to have a helicopter join in the search, but before it could be dispatched, the man was found. He had been in the country for just under 24 hours.
The RCMP said in a news release, this was a fine example of teamwork demonstrated by all groups involved in the search, their hard work and commitment leading to a successful rescue.
The police statement added they would like to thank all groups and individuals who contributed their time to assist with the search.