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4-year-old missing overnight in wilds of northern B.C. after berry picking with family
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Search and rescue groups are on the lookout for a four-year-old boy who went lacking within the bush close to Mackenzie, B.C., about 180 kilometres north of Prince George. 

The kid, George Hazard-Benoit, had been berry choosing along with his dad and mom at Lions Lake when he grew to become separated at about 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday. 

It is believed he spent the night time exterior.

A number of groups, together with ones from Prince George and Mackenzie, proceed to scour the closely wooded space by the lake. 

A few hundred volunteers from the group have joined within the search, together with household buddy Tamara Wiese. 

“His dad is getting pictures of his boots and the soles so we can be looking out for what the footprints would look like,” she mentioned.

“His mom is out here with search and rescue.”

She spoke to CBC on Sunday morning from close to the lake.

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Household buddy Tamara Wiese says the group has pulled collectively, with volunteers exhibiting as much as assist search, in addition to and bringing meals and firewood. (Tamara Wiese)

Search hindered by climate

Wiese mentioned it has been raining in a single day and all through Sunday because the boy went lacking. 

“We’re just hoping to find him soon,” she mentioned. “It’s hard.”

RCMP say conservation officers are additionally heading to the lake to assist with the search. They’ll cope with battle between animals and people in addition to serving to within the search.

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George Hazard-Benoit is proven on this undated photograph from B.C. Lacking Report. He is described as three toes tall and has brief, darkish auburn hair. (B.C. Lacking Report)

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with Prince George RCMP says the additional assist is required to seek out the kid.

“He’s gone missing in the bush, in the woods, so conservation would be an asset.”

RCMP plane have been out on the lookout for the kid on Saturday however doubtless will not have the ability to take off on Sunday as a result of unhealthy climate, Saunderson mentioned.

George was final seen carrying a shiny blue coat with a hood, a black shirt with glow in the dead of night lettering and darkish navy pants.

He’s three toes or 0.9 metres tall and has brief, darkish auburn hair.

Officers are asking volunteers to go to the leisure centre in Mackenzie, relatively than Lions Lake, for path on find out how to assist in the search. 

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