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Injured man stranded for two days after crashing car on Ness Lake Road

A local man is recovering after a single-vehicle crash left him stranded without help for some time.

Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday September 10, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a suspicious circumstance on Ness Lake Road, north of Prince George.

An off-duty emergency services worker came upon a man crawling out of a ditch along the road. He stopped to help and called police and paramedics. The man was suffering serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for further treatment.

A search of the area found his vehicle through some bush and down a 10-metre embankment. Although the man was believed to be the only occupant of the vehicle, a police dog service team attended the area to assist in looking for other persons. None were located.

The investigation has led officers to believe that the man was west bound on Ness Lake Road and went off road and down the embankment. It is believed that he was there for up to two days before crawling out to the road. He was not wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle was not insured.

“Although it is very unusual for something like this to happen, it should be a reminder to all drivers to be prepared for the unlikely,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. 

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