Two missing skiers found

On Sunday, January 30th at 9:30pm Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers. The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for.

Golden RCMP notified Golden Search and Rescue and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort of the missing persons. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort conducted an inbounds perimeter search for the missing party. No missing persons were found within the ski area boundary. Additionally, a full air search began with Golden Search and Rescue at first light on Monday, January 31st.

At approximately 8:37am on Monday, January 31st the first individual was spotted by the Golden Search and Rescue approximately six kilometers outside and beyond Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area. A long line rescue was used as the individual was in a heavily forested area. At 9:30am the first individual was rescued and transferred to Golden and District Hospital.

At 10:16am the second individual was found outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area in approximately the same area. The individual was transferred to Golden and District Hospital.

Both males are presently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Golden RCMP is currently investigating the incident.

~Sgt. Troy Durand

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