Rescue Teams Searching for a Missing Snowboarder in Big White | The Canadian News

A missing snowboarder is the focus of a search effort at Big White Ski Resort.

The Kelowna Regional RCMP said it received a report at approximately 5:10 p.m. on December 26 that a 42-year-old man from Kelowna, who had been snowboarding with friends and had not yet returned, hours after he was seen for the last time.

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He was last seen at 1pm on the Gem Lake chairlift while preparing to do his last race of the day, Cpl. Tammy Lobb said in a press release.

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Lobb said the Kelowna Regional RCMP is working closely with the Big White Ski Patrol, as well as the COSAR and NSR seekers.

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“A search was conducted last night, but it was suspended at 12:45 am due to inclement weather and poor visibility,” he said. “The search is being carried out in the Big White field, where the snow cover is unstable and is subject to considerable and high avalanche risks.”

The search resumes today.

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