Family says 3 Red Deer men missing on sledding trip to Revelstoke, B.C.

Family says 3 Red Deer men missing on sledding trip to Revelstoke, B.C.


UPDATE:
After three men from Alberta went missing while snowmobiling at Boulder Mountain yesterday, they have been found safe and sound.

The family of a Red Deer man — who has not been heard from since he embarked on a sledding trip in the Revelstoke, B.C. on Friday morning — is fearing for his safety.

Ryan Pyper, 38, went snowmobiling at Boulder Mountain with family friends Todd Kennedy, 45, and Braydon Kennedy, 21, said Pyper’s brother-in-law Ryan Davidson.

He said all three men are from Red Deer in central Alberta.

Davidson said his sister Rozanne — who is Pyper’s wife — has not heard from him since; the two other men have also not made contact with their family, he said.

Repeated calls and emails to B.C. RCMP and Revelstoke Search and Rescue have yielded little information. Revelstoke Search and Rescue confirm they are conducting a search but would not say where they are searching or for whom.

Davidson said Pyper is always in contact with his wife, adding they are always attached to the hip or to their cells phones.

Family members said they contacted B.C. RCMP, who they said checked the base of Boulder Mountain and found Ryan’s empty truck and trailer. The sledding trip Friday was meant to be a one-day excursion.

Davidson said all three are experienced in the mountains.

“All three go out into the mountains quite often. They’re adventurous that way,” he said.

“I can’t see Ryan going without survival gear.”

The family is pleading for the public to keep their eyes open.

The Revelstoke area, especially Boulder Mountain, is a well-known destination for backcountry snowmobilers from Alberta.

Source: Julia Wong – Global News

December 29, 2018 / by / in