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NSAR rescue lost skier, sledder

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
January 5th, 2019

Nelson Search and Rescue concluded 2018 with two positive rescues in the mountains surrounding the Heritage City.

Last Sunday (December 30) NSAR was contacted at 8:45 p.m. regarding a trio of sledders who had not returned following a day up Rover Creek Forest Service Road.

SAR members searched the mountainous terrain until 3 a.m. with no luck despite finding some promising tracks.

SAR team returned at first light on New Year’s Eve to locate the three locals with the assistance of a helicopter, cold, but in good health.

Later New Year’s Eve, NSAR was dispatched to White Queen near Whitewater at 9 p.m. to locate a missing skier.

The skier was found at first light New Year’s Day by NSAR ground teams and helicopter, once again, cold, but in good health.

The missing skier had gotten lost in Five-Mile Creek, east of Mount Beattie.

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