Injured Skier Rescued from Backcountry near Whitewater Ski ResortThe Nelson Daily reports of a successful Search & Rescue (SAR) call out from the backcountry around Whitewater Ski Resort yesterday, on Jan 23rd, 2022. The call came from Emma Peak in the afternoon.
The SAR team commented on the quick actions made by the parties involved in activating their satellite communciators - and carrying one in the first place.
Once the subjects were located, Nelson SAR team responded with a helicopter and performed a class-D rescue (human cargo) by long-line.
The quick decisiveness and ability to communicate with SAR allowed the team to gather the proper materials and finish the rescue in daylight. Search & Rescue efforts are complex and take longer to organize and deploy that many users realize. Early activation prevents the need for nighttime operations, or a potential bivy for the evening by the injured parties.
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The Nelson Daily