With three missing hikers in two weeks, Cowichan SAR is reminding everyone to take precautions before heading into the woods.
Andrew Higginson is with search and rescue.
He says its also important to bring enough food and water, warm clothing and to be aware of how early it is getting dark. Higginson says if you do find yourself lost, the best thing to do is hunker down for the evening, stay dry and wait for help.