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Missing snowboarder found dead on Cypress Mountain

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 30, 2016 4:10 pm

A snowboarder who has been missing on Cypress Mountain since early Friday afternoon has been discovered dead.

According to North Shore Rescue, a recovery operation of the body has been completed and the next of kin has been notified. The name of the victim has been withheld at this time.

On Friday, the 40-year-old man was scheduled to return by 2:30 p.m. As he was last seen on the westside of Cypress Mountain, crews began their search along the Howe Sound Crest route where tracks were discovered. Both air and ground crews were used in the search.

Later that day at 10 p.m., rescue crews also encountered a group of missing skiers, who were also in the Howe Sound Crest area. Cell phone contact was made with the missing group, which allowed rescuers to obtain the coordinates of the skiers.

Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to stay in bounds. Current conditions on the mountains are treacherous and avalanche-prone.

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