One of two missing men who spent winter in Yukon wilderness found

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One of two missing men who spent winter in Yukon wilderness found
One of two missing men who spent winter in Yukon wilderness found

One of the missing men who vanished into the back country near Faro last October has been found.

Yukon RCMP are being tight-lipped so far, but have confirmed that Mitchell Fichten was located sometime last week after several days of searching.

According to an update posted on the Internet, “Yukon RCMP, conservation officers, and staff from Capital Helicopters located one of the missing men, Mitchell Fichten, after several days of searching. Mr. Fichten was found alive and is receiving medical attention.

“Mr. Fichten was located in a remote region, and police are asking that others not attend areas where searches are known to be taking place.”

The statement indicated that police are continuing to search for Evan Russell, “who is still considered missing.

“Authorities involved in the search have the resources and expertise required to continue following leads in the search for Mr. Russell,” police said.

They plan to provide further updates to the public in the coming days.

Both men are 28. As they left the Faro region last October, they said they were heading into the back country for the winter.

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