West Shore RCMP are reminding hikers to be prepared after rescuing a diabetic woman who was lost on Mount Work without water and a dying phone on March 6. (Twitter/@DustypupVI)

Lost Greater Victoria hiker without water rescued after call from dying phone

RCMP finds 27-year-old diabetic through use of GPS

West Shore RCMP rescued a hiker who didn’t have any water after getting lost while hiking in the Highlands Friday afternoon.

Police received a call from a woman who lost her way while hiking Mount Work around 5:12 p.m on March 6.

“The 27 year old woman was nervous as her phone was running out of battery, she did not have any water and was diabetic,” said Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer. “There were growing concerns over her health the longer she wasn’t found.”

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According to Saggar, the woman was able to share her GPS location and stayed put while the RCMP bike unit went searching for her, locating her just before 7 p.m.

With the weather warming up, always plan your hiking route ahead of time. The CRD website recommends telling a friend or loved one when to expect you back, taking a battery pack with you to charge your phone and bringing extra layers of clothing, plus food and water.

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