Update: Lost skiers, boarders in Montana Creek drainage 2 nights in a row

A day after two European skiers got lost in the Montana Creek drainage area, two snowboarders did the same.

Revelstoke SAR helped two snowboarders out of the Montana Creek drainage on Dec. 29, just one day after a nearly identical scenario left two skiers stuck in the same area.

SAR was notified of the missing boarders at about 3:45 p.m. They were in contact with the pair via text message, and advised them no rescue would be coming that day because of fading daylight. They were advised they’d have to hike out or stay the night.

The pair managed to hike out during the night and the search was concluded.

Other recent rescues

The incident was one of several rescues over the holiday season.

On Dec. 19, a family from Sweden got stuck in the Montana Creek area after leaving the in-bounds area at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Revelstoke SAR dropped two overnight bags to the father and four sons, then lifted them out with a helicopter sling the next morning.

On Dec. 20, Revelstoke SAR responded to rescue an injured skier in a closed area on RMR just before noon. A helicopter could be seen hovering above the Kill the Banker run area just after noon on that day. The man was eventually rescued and transferred to the BC Ambulance Service for further help.

On Dec. 22, Revelstoke SAR was called at about 6:15 p.m. about a lost skier in the Montana Creek drainage area. Searchers made contact and told the man to stay put for the night. In the morning, they guided him to the road where he was picked up.

On Dec. 24, Revelstoke SAR shepherded in a cold and wet snowboarder from Boulder Mountain. The call came in at about 3:45 p.m. and SAR were able to locate the individual and bring him in by Christmas Eve.

On Dec. 28, Revelstoke SAR was notified at about 6:30 p.m. of two lost skiers who were stuck in the Montana Creek area after leaving the in-bounds area at RMR. The pair were located the next morning and lifted out by helicopter. They were cold, wet and slightly hypothermic. An RCMP media release said the 29- and 30-year-old skiers from Europe were on vacation here.

 

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