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UPDATE: Search for out of bounds skiers at Sun Peaks cancelled

February 28, 2017 - 10:29 AM

KAMLOOPS - Search and rescue teams were called to Sun Peaks last night after reports of two skiers missing in an out of bounds area, but stood down a few hours later.

Searchers were called in at 6:30 p.m. and stood down around 9:30 p.m., Alan Hobler, Kamloops Search and Rescue manager, says.

Last week, the search team was called to the same area near Henderson Creek at Sun Peaks after seven people went missing. Hobler says it is common for skiers or snowboarders to get lost in the area as it looks like a route back to the village, but actually slopes away.

— This story was updated at 10:20 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017 to say the search was called off.

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