Snowmobilers rescued after spending Valentine’s Day night on Boulder Mountain

Snowmobilers were well-prepared to spend night on mountain near Revelstoke, say RCMP.

In this file photo from a Feb. 22 avalanche incident involving snowmobiles

Three snowmobilers were rescued after spending the Valentine’s Day night on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke, RCMP say.

Revelstoke Search & Rescue was called into action after the boyfriend of one of the snowmobilers didn’t return home from a snowmobile trip on Sunday.

The boyfriend contacted the RCMP, who found the woman’s car still in the Smokey Bear parking lot. SAR was activated and 13 members stayed out on the mountain to prepare for a search in the morning.

The search resumed Monday morning and a helicopter was able to fly into the area and spot the three missing snowmobilers. They were given a radio and they reported being in good condition. They were airlifted off the mountain by SAR to a waiting ambulance to be checked out.

“The search and rescue effort was quite intensive given the terrain encountered by the SAR technicians, once again highlighting the skill level and dedication of the area SAR volunteers,” stated RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

He said the snowmobilers were in good shape and were well prepared for an emergency. They had extra food, emergency backcountry gear and were able to make a shelter and start a fire.

“Area familiarity and knowledge are key factors to staying safe while enjoying the backcountry and it is one thing that you have to keep an eye during your excursions and take into account in your trip planning.” stated Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Grizzlies split weekend effort against Wranglers

Revelstoke remains first in the conference with 55 points

New development in missing plane near Revelstoke

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

Palumbo nets win in KIJHL debut with Golden Rockets

Female goalie believed to be league’s first to play a full game and win

Outdoor school to start registration

Parents can enrol their children in the new program for South Canoe on Feb. 1.

VIDEO: Mt. Begbie to feature experimental brews in new tasting room

Last year Mt. Begbie won brewery of the year at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Ottawa

Slayer adds Penticton to North American tour

Slayer adds the South Okanagan Events Centre as a stop on their last tour

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Vancouver Canucks confirm participation in NHL Young Stars

Canucks confirmed participation, at least for this year, in the NHL Young Stars event in Penticton

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Snowfall warnings for mountain passes

Lots of snow expected to fall today.

Most Read