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Lost snowboarder spends night in negative temperatures

Published: Jan. 31, 2021 at 7:48 PM EST
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KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A snowboarder got lost on Killington Mountain Saturday and spent the night in the freezing cold.

Police say Raymond Park, 49, of Killington, was snowboarding on the backside of the Killington Ski Area, out of bounds. When he couldn’t find his way back to the trail for several hours, he sent his GPS location to a friend, before losing cellphone power. The search for Park began around 3 a.m. Sunday.

State Police Search and Rescue, and Killington Search and Rescue teams found Park around 8 a.m. in good condition. Overnight temperatures dipped into the negative teens.

The resort is reminding skiers and riders to always stay within ski area boundaries, but if you do venture into the backcountry, let someone know where you’re going and be prepared to spend the night.

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