Stormy weather and high avalanche danger have lead search and rescue crews to suspend the search for two Vancouver area men who have been missing from Cypress Mountain Ski Resort, B.C. since Christmas Day.
They set out on a snowshoe hike on Christmas Day at Cypress Mountain Ski Resort in West Vancouver, B.C., Canada and haven’t been seen nor heard from since.
The two missing men are Roy Lee, 43, and Chun Lam, 64.
An organized search for the two missing men began on Christmas Day night after Lee’s car was found in the parking lot of Cypress Mountain ski resort.
It’s being reported that neither of the men told anyone where they were headed.
Avalanche danger is currently rated as high in the Cypress Mountain area.
Heavy snow is forecast today in the region making the search unsafe for rescue crews.
“We’re expecting about 40 centimetres of snow in the next 24 hours and high winds up at the mountain tops. We just can’t have our guys out there.” – Mike Danks with North Shore Rescue
20 searchers and 2 aircraft have been used in the search.
North Shore Rescue personnel thought they may have made voice contact with the two men on Tuesday evening but nightfall and poor weather forced the suspension of the search that day before contract could be confirmed.
The potential contact was made at Strachan Mountain, just north of Cypress Mountain ski resort.
No contact has been made with the men and their whereabouts are currently unknown.
We’ve got our fingers crossed for these guys.