UPDATE: Missing Snowmobiler At Yanks Peak Found Safe.
Search and Rescue crews from Williams Lake, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, and Prince George are conducting a search for a lone snowmobiler at Yanks Peak. The snowmobiler went missing Saturday. A helicopter is also flying over the area this morning. The Williams Lake Powder Kings Snowmobilers Club is assisting with the search and asking its members to come out and help. SAR personnel are at the parking lot at Yank’s Peak to provide information on the search. SAR are also set up at the Yank’s Peak safety cabin. Anyone taking part in the search is asked to stop in at the cabin for further details and up-to-date information.
Meanwhile, an avalanche warning is in effect for the Central Columbia Mountains. The area of concern encompasses portions of the following forecast regions—the Kootenay-Boundary, South Columbia, North Columbia and Cariboos. The area of concern is the mountainous terrain that lies north of a line roughly between Penticton, Nelson and Cranbrook, and south of a line between Williams Lake and Valemount. The west boundary is highway 97 between Penticton and Williams Lake; the east boundary is the Columbia and North Thompson rivers.
Avalanche Canada reminds the public every person in a backcountry party needs to wear an avalanche transceiver in transmit mode and carry a probe and a shovel in their pack.