Thank you to everyone who helped find missing hikers

The O'Brien family of Ladysmith thanks everyone who helped during an overnight search near Heart Lake.


My family and I would like to thank everyone that was involved in helping to bring my husband and daughter home safely on Sept. 17.

A special thank you to the Ladysmith Search and Rescue for searching tirelessly throughout the night in the dark — knowing that you people were out there searching for them was a great source of comfort.

We would also like to thank the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment members for their support, especially Carla Sampson, Const. Jessica Barnett and Const. Allison Wanner for their efforts and constant updates.

Thank you to the Duncan/Chemainus Search and Rescue as well for starting up at daybreak in the search.

If I have forgotten to mention anyone involved, please know your efforts were greatly appreciated by our family and will never be forgotten.

Our daughter is doing great and unbelievably thinks of that night as an adventure.

We moved to Ladysmith one year ago, and it is nice to know that we live in a community where there are people so quick to lend a hand in a situation like this so thank you again!

The O’Brien family