December 27, 2016 10:03 am
Updated: December 28, 2016 11:58 am

Search for 2 hikers missing on Cypress Mountain now into day 3

WATCH: The search for two missing hikers has been called off Tuesday.


Search and rescue crews will be out for the third day on Wednesday, looking for two missing snowshoers on Cypress Mountain.

Forty-three-year-old Roy Tin Hou Lee and 64-year-old Chun Sek Lam are believed to be somewhere in the area. Officials do not believe the pair was prepared for a night on the mountain.

Crews were first called out on Monday morning after one of the hikers’ vehicles was left overnight in the parking lot.

On Tuesday, crews made voice contact with someone in the area around Mt. Strachan.

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“We haven’t confirmed who exactly we’re communicating with but one of our teams has established voice contact,” Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue said. “They’re doing whistle blasts and whoever it is is yelling back.”

Unfortunately, crews were not able to locate where the voices came from and had to return before nightfall.

Danks said the men did not leave behind a plan of where they were going, and they were not carrying the appropriate gear to protect them from avalanches or the frigid temperatures overnight.

North Shore Rescue is hoping to hear from anyone who may have snowshoed the Howe Sound Crest Trail (Bowen Lookout or St Mark’s Summit) on Christmas Day as that is believed to be where the pair were last seen.

Crews did manage to find a 20-year-old snowboarder Tuesday morning after he spent the night in a back country area on Cypress.

WATCH: Search on for two men missing on Cypress Mountain

-with files from Jon Azpiri and The Canadian Press

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