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Skier lost for 3 days near Rossland, B.C. has been found

Mark Gayowski was reported missing several hours after he failed to return from a ski run on the back side of Red Mountain, Monday. Police handout

A skier who vanished for 3 days in the backcountry around Rossland’s Red Mountain Resort has been found ‘safe and sound’, say RCMP.

Mark Gayowski, 34, was reported missing around 5 p.m., several hours after failing to return from a run on the back side of Red Mountain on Monday, according to the Trail and Greater District RCMP.

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Crews conducted an initial search, RCMP said, but had to suspend it due to darkness, dangerous terrain and heavy snowfall.

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Crews resumed the search Tuesday morning with snowmobiles and ski teams, but continued to be hampered by weather conditions, RCMP said.

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But on day 3 of the search, Gayowski was finally found by a ground crew, who say the man is doing okay.

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