Rescue Crews Still Searching for B.C. SnowboarderBy Michael Frank on December 19th, 2012
Search and rescue crews resumed the search Tuesday morning for a 33-year-old Vancouver man who went missing while snowboarding out-of-bounds on Cypress Mountain Sunday. Cypress is a West Vancouver ski area and although it’s pretty close to civilization, it’s also been pounded by snow this year, with rescuers facing neck-deep conditions in the backcountry. The boarder is believed to be in the Montizambert Creek drainage on the west side of Mount Strachan, an area that’s extremely dangerous, with waterfalls and steep terrain. North Shore Rescue team leader Tim Jones said he was confident the boarder was still alive because he had sent voice mail and text messages, but Jones also didn’t mince words: “I just really want to say to the public: this is what happens when you go out of bounds. This guy potentially could die.” Authorities have had no qualms expressing their frustration at the snowboarder, whom police said must have passed by fencing and posted warning signs before losing his way in the Montizambert Creek area. But just a note to rescuers: This is NOT what happens to most people who venture out of bounds. Via Vancouver Sun.
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