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Missing Skier Outside Of Flagstaff, AZ Found Walking Down The Road

San Francisco Peaks - Credit: United States Forest Service. [Public domain],
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During the afternoon of February 3, a teenage skier was reported missing in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, not far from Arizona Snowbowl. He was found, however, walking down a road not far from the resort.

The teen was part of a group that had decided to ski some out of bounds terrain away from the resort. Although the rest of the group had made their way back to the resort, the teen had failed to rejoin them.

It was at approximately 5 P.M. when the group made the call to the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Patrol to report the teen missing. The ski patrol was joined by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue unit to start to search for the missing boy.

At about 5:45 P.M. the Sheriff's Office was able to locate the boy. He was found walking on the road leading to the ski resort. The boy was uninjured and was returned to his group.

This made for a happier end than what could have been. It has been reported that the teen did not have any kind of safety, survival, or avalanche gear and that his cell phone was either turned off or had a drained battery.


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