Ike Murray, 26, emerged from the wilderness alive yesterday, 15 days after he and Michal Devlin Sabo, 32, were reported missing.
RCMP say Murray was transported by ambulance to Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace where he is in stable condition.
Meanwhile Terrace Search and Rescue leader David Jephson, says they are planning to search for Sabo near Cedervale this morning, based on where Murray was found.
"We are conducting a hasty search this morning to try and send special crews into the backcountry to try and locate Mr. Sabo, and try to find closure for this situation"
"We were told there was water near where they stayed. That he [Murray] was able to get water, that he was able to forage for food to help his friend."
"Ike has told us that he stayed with Devlin to be together, and that at some point in time he decided he needed to leave."
Jephson is uncomfortable discussing why Murray decided to leave his friend.
"We believe we know the outcome, but until we confirm that, and are able to find him, that's what we are doing everything to try to do."