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Vernon Search and Rescue find lost snowboarders

Two snowboarders went missing in the Kingfisher area east of Enderby late Friday (Jan. 26) night

After two snowboarders became lost late Friday, Jan. 26, Vernon RCMP relied upon Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) to retrieve them.

The two individuals were snowboarding in the Kingfisher area of Hunters Range, east of Enderby late Friday when they become stuck in heavy snow.

Fortunately, they were equipped with a satellite communication device which pinpointed their location for search crews.

According to VSAR’s facebook, the area was “difficult to access.”

“After several hours of searching for a safe route in the very poor weather conditions, the team was able to walk in the last few hundred metres to the subjects.”

Luckily, the two boarders were well prepared to spend the night and had a fire going, and a small shelter built. The riders were walked back out and brought down on snowmobiles.

Members of the Hunters Range Snowmobile Association also assisted in the rescue.

VSAR would like to remind outdoor enthusiasts that satellite communication devices like inReach, Zoleo and Spot make it much easier for search crews to provide assistance to lost or injured subjects, and that search and rescue services are always free in B.C.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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