An overdue hunter is home safe in Inuvik after being away from his family.

On Monday, Inuvik RCMP were notified of the hunter’s absence. They found the man the next day at a camp 50km outside from Inuvik.

The man was in good health and returned to town with the search team.

The police have issued a statement encouraging travellers to be more aware of their surroundings.

“[We] would like to encourage people on the land to be mindful of ice conditions as there is still large areas of open water and thin ice in the Territories and to always tell someone where you are going, how you are getting there, and when you expect to be back. When possible, police also encourage travellers to bring some type of communication device with them in case their plans change or if they need assistance.