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Snowboarder rescued from Cypress Mountain

Last Updated Feb 26, 2019 at 2:56 am PDT

File Photo: Cypress Mountain (James Cybulski, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

The snowboarder had no food or water

Search and Rescue say he went out of bounds on the mountain

He was rescued at approximately 11 p.m. and was cold but uninjured

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –┬áSearch and Rescue crews successfully rescued a scared and lost snowboarder from Cypress Mountain on the night of Feb. 25.

After initially being alerted to the man late on Monday afternoon, search crews completed a successful rescue at approximately 11 p.m.

While the snowboarder was uninjured, Mike Danks with North Shore Rescue said he had ducked out of bounds.

“He was not injured, but was lost, cold and in terrain that exceeded his ability.” Danks said.

Before the search, Danks said the 37-year-old snowboarder wasn’t dressed to spend the night.

“He has no food or water, and he does not have any avalanche safety equipment on him,” Danks said.

Danks said the boarder was West side of Cypress, but they initially weren’t able to locate his phone.

“He’s a beginner snowboarder and he’s pretty scared at this point. We have not been able to locate his phone. We have police trying to ping it as well.”

He added that before they even began the search, they had to make sure avalanche conditions were stable, and everything is safe for the team.

Danks said this serves a good reminder to stay in-bounds if you’re hitting the slopes.