Missing Snowmobiler Located Safe

Prince George

2017-01-30 11:00 PST

File # 2017-02739

A missing snowmobiler has been located in a mountain range northeast of Prince George after spending the night alone and cold.

At approximately 11:30 PM on Sunday January 29th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received a report of missing snowmobiler in the Torpy Mountain Range, northeast of Prince George.

A 36 year old Prince George man was snowmobiling with a group of others when he was separated. He was last seen at approximately 4:00 PM.

RCMP called out the Prince George Search & Rescue Society to assist with the search, which began this morning at 7:00 AM. A helicopter also assisted with the search.

At approximately 10:30 AM, the missing snowmobiler was located on the Torpy Mountain range. He was cold and tired, but otherwise in good condition.

Police would like to remind snowmobiling enthusiasts to take the necessary precautions before heading into the backcountry. Emergency supplies including a GPS beacon, satellite phone, extra fuel, food, water, matches and a shovel are strongly encouraged. In addition, it is always a good idea to obtain backcountry & avalanche training prior to heading out, and to ride in groups of two or more.

The RCMP would like to thank the members of the Prince George Search & Rescue Society for their assistance with the search. Without their dedication and expertise, the results of this search could have been much worse.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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