Search for hiker swept away by avalanche delayed by bad weather

Search for hiker swept away by avalanche delayed by bad weather

The family of a hiker believed to have been swept away by an avalanche in the B.C. backcountry Monday is holding out hope he is still alive as unfavourable weather leaves rescuers unable to search for him. A low cloud ceiling over the area located near Seymour prevents rescuers from reaching the area by helicopter. It’s not safe for crews to attempt to reach the remote area between Runner Peak and Mount Elsay on foot with 10 centimetres of snow in the forecast. The man’s mother identified him as 39-year-old Remi Michalowski, from Surrey, adding that her son has a lot of experience in the outdoors. Remi Michalowski is shown in an image from Facebook. The North Shore Rescue helicopter is seen from CTV’s Chopper 9 during a rescue operation in the Seymour area on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A hiker is pulled by long-line from a treed area […]

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