Mounties and SAR teams have been searching for two days but have found nary a sign of Travis Brown, the 42-year-old Albertan who vanished while sledding alone in the Boulder Mountain-Frisky Ridge area on Saturday.
“Search and Rescue will continue with their search at first light on Wednesday, December 9,” Cpl. Thomas Blakney said in a statement issued late Tuesday afternoon. “The popular snowmobile are… will once again be closed on Wednesday.”
“The search consists of two teams, which include two helicopters equipped with a transceiver designed to pick up a signals from an (avalanche) beacon,” Blakney said on Tuesday morning.
“Mr. Brown had a beacon with him and the assumption is that he was wearing it and it was on,” the officer said. “Search conditions are not great as it is raining in Revelstoke.”
Members of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club and RCMP members are on-site to ensure sledders comply with the closure.
Brown is a 42-year-old Caucasian male. He is 185 centimetres tall (6 feet 1.5 inches) tall, weighs 77 kilograms and has brown eyes and blonde hair. He is believed to be wearing a bright green Helly Hansen snowmobile suit with a green leaf-pattern on the matching jacket and pants. He was also wearing a new motocross-style helmet with green camouflage goggles. He was operating a red and white 2014 Polaris RMK snowmobile.
If you think you have seen this man or have any more information about him please contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.