Search suspended for three mountaineers missing in Garibaldi Provincial Park

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The search for three mountaineers missing in Garibaldi Provincial Park has been temporarily suspended.

“Over the last two days, an aerial scene assessment and a partial ground search were completed which included the collection of video footage obtained using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS),” said Cpl. Ashley MacKay of the Squamish RCMP in a release last week.

“Significant challenges due to current unstable conditions have resulted in the decision to suspend the search to ensure the safety of search and rescue teams.”

The three mountaineers were reported overdue on May 31st, 2024. Squamish RCMP, with support from Squamish Search and Rescue, Integrated Police Dog Services, North Shore Search and Rescue and RCMP Air Services searched in the area of Atwell Peak in Garibaldi Provincial Park for several days before their rescue efforts had to be suspended.

The search is expected to resume “following analysis of RPAS footage and reassessment of the conditions”. Officials are asking the public to stay away from the area as the terrain is “currently hazardous” and poses “significant risk”.

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