Man and dog lost, then found in woods of Bedford South

Halifax Regional Search and Rescue logoA man walking his dog became lost in a heavily-wooded area in the south end of Bedford on Thursday night.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., police received a call from the man on his cell phone who said he was lost.

During a preliminary search by police and area residents, the man could be heard yelling and his dog barking. Police determined the man was somewhere between Highway 102 and the future extension of Larry Uteck Boulevard.

Early in the search, the lost man ran out of minutes on his cell phone and was cut off from police. The man did not realize that all cell phones are programmed to allow 911 calls even if there is no time remaining on a calling plan.

Halifax Regional Ground Search and Rescue was then called to the scene. The man and his dog were eventually found in good health at about 11:20 p.m.

The man was checked at the scene by Emergency Health Services (EHS) and released.

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