Missing Toronto hiker drank swamp water to survive
Johnathan Kayle Donner was found after being lost in McCrae Lake Conservation Area, near Georgian Bay, Monday, July 2, 2012.
Published Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:57AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:25AM EDT
A Toronto man survived after losing his way in the Ontario woods by starting a fire and drinking swamp water, police said after the man was rescued.
Ontario Provincial Police said Johnathan Kayle Donner was found after being lost for about 15 hours in the McCrae Lake Conservation Area, near Georgian Bay, on Monday.
Donner was reported missing the previous day, after he did not return from a walk while camping with friends over the long weekend.
He was found by search and rescue dogs at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, after surviving the night by starting a small fire and finding water to drink.
An OPP helicopter and marine unit also helped in the overnight search.