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Snowboarder found after three nights in Whistler backcountry

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January 24, 2015 - 5:49 PM

WHISTLER - A missing snowboarder has been found in good condition after spending three nights in the backcountry in Whistler, B.C.

Twenty-one-year-old Julie Abrahamsen went snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain by herself on Wednesday.

She was reported missing Friday by her roommate although the last time she was seen was Wednesday morning.

Whistler RCMP say crews searched until nightfall and resumed on Saturday morning with a helicopter and search dogs.

Crews found a track in the backcountry and followed the trail until they discovered Abrahamsen at 1:30 p.m. near Wedge Creek.

She was removed by helicopter and transported for medical treatment, but she is in good condition.

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