The young Trail man who had been missing for eleven days has been found alive.
23 year old Gavin Ballard – who has some mental health issues- was located Saturday evening in the woods in the Pend O’reille area.
The efforts of Search and Rescue and a police dog unit brought to an end an exhaustive hunt and investigation.
Corporal Darryl Orr with Greater Trail RCMP says they probably got to Ballard just in time.
Police got a tip about Ballard’s abandoned car 3 km from the Buckleys campground and searchers found him a further 4.5 km away.