Search Suspended Indefinitely For The Two Snowboarders That Have Been Missing Near Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA Since November 12th

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The two missing snowboarders. Image: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office

According to the Whatcom County Sherriff’s Office, the search for Two Missing Snowboarders near Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA has been suspended indefinitely. Drew Lenz and Jake Amancio have been missing for over a week near Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA. Their roommate reported them missing on the night of Sunday, November 12th, 2017 after they failed to return from a day of backcountry snowboarding.

Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA on November 15th, 2017. Image: Mt Baker Facebook Page

The search for these two men has been suspended indefinitely due to the avalanche danger in the area. Searching for them would put search & rescue teams in danger. Local officials will be out searching as soon as it is safe to do so, but that could be a week or more out.

“When snow conditions and the weather improves, we will try to get back into some steeper areas we have not been in yet. However, that could be a week or more out,” stated Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputy, Mark Jilk.

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