The body of a 40-year-old Surrey man who went missing on Cypress Mountain has now been recovered.
“Our condolences to the family. This is a very unfortunate situation that is very hard on our members as well as the family.”
His body was found near Montizambert Creek, a very rocky area.
Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue said weather hindered their efforts to recover the body, located on the base on the west side of Cypress.
“An attempt was made this morning to longline three rescuers in to access the patient but due to weather, we had to abort and wait for a better weather window, which we got at about 12 o’clock today.”
The man was snowboarding in the area with a woman on Friday morning, and rescuers were called in after he failed to return to his vehicle by 2:30pm.
Earlier, crews also responded to a second call around 10pm for a group of missing skiers, also on the west side of Cypress below the Howe Sound Crest route.
Doug Pope says rescue crews established cell phone contact, and obtained rescue co-ordinates from the skiers phones.
Pope says the group were in an easier place to find than the missing snowboarder, and were escorted off the mountain safely.