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Father, sons rescued; went out of bounds at BC ski resort

REVELSTOKE (NEWS1130) – For the second time in less than a week, crews have had to rescue people who went out of bounds in a ski area in BC. The group of four was picked up this morning.

In this latest case, a father and his three sons, aged 17, 15 and 11, became lost yesterday after leaving the marked ski area of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

“It was reported they were uninjured, a little cold and they were provided with supplies to keep them through the night…including a cellphone,” says RCMP Corporal Dan Moskaluk.

He says a search and rescue helicopter found the group yesterday but was not able to get them out because of the weather and the approaching darkness. The group was forced to spend the night on the mountain until rescuers were able to return.

“If you are going into the backcountry, be equipped to do so; but if you are skiing in a resort and you are only preparing to skiing or a day trip… it is very wise to stay within the controlled boundary areas,” warns Moskaluk.

On Tuesday, a snowboarder was rescued from after being stranded for two days; he went out of bounds at Cypress Mountain.