Stranded Snowboarder Rescued from Precarious Spot Just Outside Grouse Mountain Resort, BC

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The snowboarder perched in a precarious spot. Credit: Facebook/NorthShoreRescue

A snowboarder found himself in trouble after straying out of bounds on Grouse Mountain, BC on Monday.

Alone, and realizing the danger he was in, he called for help on his cell phone and had to be rescued by a North Shore Rescue helicopter crew.

“He realized he was out of bounds and in a really bad area,” Mike Danks, team leader told City News. “He was not injured, he was just in terrain that he was not comfortable in at all.”

The crew took advantage of a break in the clouds to reach the snowboarder, and a subsequent Facebook post said that if the man hadn’t stopped where he was, he would have risked deadly injury.

“The subject was found within a few feet of a waterfall and a snow bridge,” it reads. “The snow is extremely soft right now and likely the snow bridge would not have supported his weight had he continued, which could have been fatal.”

North Shore Rescue urges anyone in a similar situation to use their phone to make a 911 call and to preserve the battery so a location can be pinged.