Snow Bikers Rescued of Clague Mountain


A couple of snow bikers were rescued yesterday, after becoming stranded in an extremely rugged area of Clague Mountain near Kitimat.

RCMP and Kitimat Search and Rescue were called out at around 5:45 yesterday afternoon and, after a risk assessment of the terrain, K-SAR sent two of its members on snowmobiles to find and transport the two to a staging area set up in Kitimat's Service Centre area.

No one was injured, but both the RCMP and Search-and-Rescue are reminding people not to venture into mountainous terrain without specific avalanche traning -- and to make sure they're fully prepared for self-rescue by carrying a beacon, probe and shovel.