Search suspended for overdue mountaineers

2024-06-06 13:48 PDT

File # 2024-3184

After extensive efforts, Sea to Sky RCMP – Squamish in collaboration with Squamish Search and Rescue, Integrated Police Dog Services, North Shore Search and Rescue and RCMP Air Services are temporarily suspending the search for the three missing mountaineers on Atwell Peak in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Over the last two days, an aerial scene assessment and a partial ground search were completed which included the collection of video footage obtained using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). Significant challenges due to current unstable conditions have resulted in the decision to suspend the search to ensure the safety of search and rescue teams.

It is anticipated the search will resume following analysis of RPAS footage and reassessment of the conditions. An exact timeline is uncertain and will be dependent on the conditions as well as a continuous risk assessment.

Sea to Sky RCMP – Squamish are urging the public to avoid venturing into the area as the terrain is currently hazardous and poses significant risk.

The families of the missing individuals are requesting privacy during this difficult time. We kindly ask that their wishes be respected as they await updates on continued search efforts. Names of the missing individuals are not being released.

No further information will be released at this time and updates will be provided if there are significant developments.

Released by:

Cpl. Ashley MacKay
Media Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP (Squamish)
1000 Finch Dr, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0M5
Office: 604-892-6100
Cell: 604-815-3804


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