Missing Man in Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

Ridge Meadows SAR was activated last night shortly after 21:00 to respond to Loon Lake in the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest for a missing hiker. The subject was a male from Ontario who was at the camp for a corporate retreat and had decided to go for a short hike at 16:30. He had no supplies with him and had not told anyone where he had intended on hiking.
On our arrival, we learned that Loon Lake staff had already begun searching the roads and trails and had set up a command post with a subject profile, list of assignments, and maps of the area. We were able to seamlessly take over and created several new assignments. It was on one of these new assignments that we located footprints that fit the general description of the footwear our subject was thought to be wearing. Shortly after, a second team coming down from the north of the lake made voice contact with our subject. Two teams in the vicinity converged on their location and the subject, a little cold and tired, was walked out to a vehicle and driven back to base.
The subject had underestimated the length of time it would take to circumnavigate the lake and had run out of daylight around 18:00 when the light on his cellphone gave out. He made the smart decision to stay put and wait for help.
Task was concluded at 02:00 hrs this morning.