Two missing persons cases on Northern Peninsula

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Search and rescue crews had a busy day on the Northern Peninsula on Sunday.

Northern Peninsula District RCMP received two calls for help within a half hour of each other. Both were regarding missing people.

The first call came in at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday from the family of two St. John's men hunting in the area around Bluey Mountain, southeast of Hawke's Bay.

Local RCMP spent the pre-dawn hours looking for the men. Officers from the Port Saunders detachment finally located them after the pair called in to report that they were all right.

They'd spent the night on the mountain following their hunt.

Police got a second call at 1 a.m. on Sunday from the family of an elderly couple who'd gone berry picking Saturday afternoon.

They had gone to the St. Anthony Airport area.

Their family spent several hours looking for them before calling RCMP.

The RCMP, Long Range Search and Rescue and The Straits Fire Department from Flowers Cove conducted a search of the area.

The couple was found in good health at about 6 a.m. They had become disoriented and spent the night in the woods.

Geographic location: Northern Peninsula

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