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Skier rescued after going out of bounds on Cypress Mountain

Last Updated Mar 6, 2018 at 8:59 am PDT

FILE: North Shore Rescue crews at Cypress Mountain. (Courtesy: North Shore Rescue)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A man in his 30’s has been found tired and cold, but alive and unhurt on Cypress Mountain after skiing out of bounds on Tuesday.

North Shore Rescue Team Leader Mike Danks says the man wasn’t able to navigate his way back to any nearby trails.

They were able to find him using a helicopter, but with light fading they couldn’t fly him out, so a ground rescue team had to be sent in.

“It’s not enjoyable terrain to be navigating through, and for them to be making their way back up is also a lot of hard work, so credit to them,” Danks says.

“To be completely honest, every time we locate these people, I think it’s a real good reality check for them that they made some poor decisions. Hopefully they’ll not do that in the future, and advise other people against it as well.”

He says they had a training session planned for last night, but they had to cancel that to head out to the call.

Danks adds they found another set of tracks in the area, and are now waiting to see if they will be called out again tonight.