By Kamloops This Week
Kamloops Search and Rescue teams were again called to Sun Peaks to help find a missing snowboarder, the third time in two weeks the team has been deployed to the ski resort 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops.
Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Mike Mucha said the 19-year-old snowboarder from Sherwood Park, Alta., was reported missing at 5:36 p.m. on Saturday , Mar. 4, when he became separated from a friend. The visitor’s lift ticket had been last scanned at 10:55 a.m. at the Sunburst chair.
Mucha said the Kamloops search team arrived with a drone team from Hummingbird Drones of Kamloops.
“Initially, it was thought the male could have been injured on the hill or out of bounds,” Mucha said. “This presented the search team with a huge task that could take a couple of days.”
However, the snowboarder was found at 9:07 p.m. by Sun Peaks staff at the bottom of the Elevation chair lift
Mucha said he was uninjured, but hungry.