Canada Rescuers find 2 missing snowmobilers near Revelstoke, B.C.

04:11  08 january  2018
04:11  08 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Revelstoke RCMP closed Boulder Mountain Sunday morning in support of an ongoing search for a pair of missing snowmobilers . Rescuers have found two men who failed to return from snowmobiling Saturday afternoon near Revelstoke , B . C . a city located approximately 650 kilometres northeast of

Revelstoke Search and Rescue are looking for two men on Boulder Mountain after they failed to return from snowmobiling Saturday afternoon. Police say there was no known last location for the snowmobilers , although they received a tip that the two men were in an area of the mountain named

Rescuers have found two men who failed to return from snowmobiling Saturday afternoon near Revelstoke, B.C. a city located approximately 650 kilometres northeast of Vancouver.

RCMP said Taylor Dumonceaux and Andrew Macleod, both 24 and from Kelowna, B.C. were found cold, but in good health on the mountain Sunday at about 1 p.m. PT.

Police said Revelstoke Search and Rescue would transport the two men off the mountain in a utility vehicle.

They said rescuers searched for the pair for five hours overnight and again for five hours Sunday.

The two men had rented snowmobiles from a local rental company to go sledding on the mountain, a popular snowmobiling destination about four kilometres west of the town of Revelstoke.

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REVELSTOKE , B . C . - Two snowmobilers have been found alive after spending the night on a mountain near Revelstoke , B . C . Access to the mountain was closed to the public Sunday as rescuers searched for the pair.

Police have called of their search and rescue efforts after all snowmobilers were accounted for following an avalanche near Revelstoke , B . C A snowmobiler missing near Pemberton, B . C ., since Saturday has been found alive and in good Rescuers scoured the area north of Whistler Sunday

The RCMP were alerted to the fact the two men had failed to return at the arranged time around 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday and rescuers began searching shortly after.

Their car was still in the parking lot and family had not heard from them.

Police said the two are not experienced sledders, although they had rented a flare kit and avalanche pack. Attempts to locate them through cell phone pings had been unsuccessful.

The temperature on the mountain was around -4 C Sunday and was below freezing overnight Saturday.

Search and rescue teams temporarily shut down snowmobile access to the mountain today to better search the area. RCMP said this has been a successful strategy in the past.

Two snowmobilers missing near Revelstoke .
Police and local search and rescue volunteers are looking for two snowmobilers missing since Saturday on a mountain near Revelstoke. According to a media release from the Revelstoke RCMP’s detachment commander, Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky, the two men, Taylor Dumonceaux and Andrew MacLeod, both 24, were reported missing around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, after they did not […]Police and local search and rescue volunteers are looking for two snowmobilers missing since Saturday on a mountain near Revelstoke.

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