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Lost skiers rescued from B.C. mountain

Dec. 30, 2013, Rossland, B.C. – Rescuers have started picking up a group of 10 skiers who spent a cold night on a B.C. mountain after accidentally venturing outside the boundaries of a ski resort.

December 30, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Dec. 30, 2013, Rossland, B.C. – Rescuers have started picking up a group of 10 skiers who spent a cold night on a B.C. mountain after accidentally venturing outside the boundaries of a ski resort.

The RCMP say family members reported the group missing yesterday from Red Mountain Resort, near Rossland in southeastern B.C.

Cpl. Dave Johnson says a search-and-rescue team located the group at about 12:30 a.m. and stayed with the skiers, who by then had settled in for the night and started a fire.

Johnson says no one was hurt, and the process of airlifting the skiers to safety began at fist light.

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He says it will take several trips throughout the day to retrieve all 10 skiers and their rescuers.

Johnson says it appears the group made a navigation error and inadvertently wandered out of bounds and the ski resort and into the back country.