‘Everybody did the right thing’: Search crews praise lost snowmobiler after rescue
A teenage snowmobiler who got lost on a backcountry trip is being praised by his local search and rescue crew for building a snow cave and staying put.
The teen got lost on Saturday while out with friends in the area of Mica Mountain, when he got separated from the group, says South Cariboo Search and Rescue manager James Seeley.
“He had the backcountry smarts – when he realized he couldn’t find his way out – to put his snowmobile in an open area then he went over to a tree-lined area and dug himself a snow cave in a bank, which took him out of the elements,” Seeley said.
His friends realized he was missing and did a brief search for him, but then called for help using a cellular satellite system.
“They realized it was getting dark and…