LAKE LOUISE (NEWS1130) – The body of a man from Abbotsford has now been pulled from a crevasse near Lake Louise.
Rescue teams made it to the Wapta Traverse in Yoho National Park Tuesday and had to shovel through several metres of snow inside the crevasse to recover Mark Taylor.
Earlier today, Kevin Usselman with 660News in Calgary told us crews weren’t going to give up on finding Taylor.
“A crew with four rescuers aboard a helicopter did fly up to the site along the Wapta Traverse region, but they have been unable to land because the area has its own ‘micro-environment’ conditions,” he explains.
Usselman tells us no one had heard from Taylor since his beacon went dead almost a week ago.
“The beacon was sending out a signal from about 35 metres below the entrance of the crevasse… then it [went] silent. But rescuers are not giving up; they’re treating this as a rescue mission,” he says.
“This is the best weather that they’ve had in the Lake Louise region in almost a week,” adds Usselman.
Taylor was skiing in the backcountry with two others, who were rescued last week. They are all said to be experienced skiers who were prepared for the elements.
His body has been given over to BC authorities.