Good news yesterday as the three central Alberta men that went missing during a sledding trip in B.C. were found safe and uninjured.
Ryan Pyper, 38, Todd Kennedy, 46, and Braydon Kennedy, 21, left the Red Deer area Thursday night to sled at Boulder Mountain in Revelstoke. The area is a well-known destination for back-country snowmobilers from Alberta.
RCMP report the three snowmobilers who were reported missing near Revelstoke early on Saturday morning, got into trouble when their sleds got stuck in the deep snow and hadn’t been heard from since the previous morning.
Revelstoke Search and Rescue implementing ground crews and a helicopter, located the three men at about 3 p.m. on a Boulder Mountain service road.
The men really didn’t need any medical attention, but were taken to the Boulder Mountain Cabin to warm up and reestablish contact with their very concerned relatives. It’s believed all three had their avalanche packs on, but they may not have had a lot of emergency gear because they were only planning to do a day trip at the mountain. Relatives confirm that all three had been to Boulder Mountain before.
Search and Rescue along with Revelstoke RCMP, warn back-country enthusiasts, whether you’re familiar the area or not, to have proper equipment when entering the mountains, travel in groups for additional support and be prepared to spend the night.
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