By Kamloops This Week
A family of six skiers from Vancouver had a scare when they ventured out of bounds and became lost for a few hours.
The family — mom, dad and four kids between the ages of six and 13 — crossed out-of-bound ropes at about 3 p.m. on Family Day (Monday) and ended up in an area with an avalanche risk.
Members of Kamloops Search and Rescue were mobilized and an RCMP helicopter was used to pluck the family from the mountain just before darkness fell.
The family had a cellphone and were in communication with search and rescue teams during their time lost on the mountain.
There were no injuries reported.