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Two skiers rescued outside ski area boundary of Kicking Horse Mtn.

On Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers.

The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for.

Golden RCMP notified Golden Search and Rescue and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort of the missing persons. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort conducted an inbounds perimeter search for the missing party.

No missing persons were found within the ski area boundary. In addition, a full air search began with Golden Search and Rescue at first light on Monday, Jan. 31.

At approximately 8:37 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 the first individual was spotted by the Golden Search and Rescue approximately six kilometres outside and beyond the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort controlled recreational area.

A long line rescue was used as the individual was in a heavily forested area. At 9:30 a.m. the first individual was rescued and transferred to Golden and District Hospital.

At 10:16 a.m. the second individual was found outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts controlled recreational area in approximately the same region. The individual was transferred by helicopter to hospital.

Both males are presently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Golden RCMP is currently investigating the incident.