UPDATE: Missing Alberta snowmobilers reunited with family

Wife issues plea after trio were last spotted Friday morning

Update: 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30

Nearly 24 hours after three missing Albertan snowmobilers were found near Revelstoke, a video documenting their reunion with friends and family has been viewed 55,000 times, shared more than 300 times and liked nearly 900 times.

Rozanne Pyper, wife of one of the missing men, posted the video that has since gone viral at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29.

Update: 3 p.m.

According to Amber Rae Giroux’s Facebook page, the missing snowmobilers have been found. Giroux said in the post “Never have I been so happy to find strangers!!!!!! Riders found and all in great health !!!!!!”

Rozanne Pyper, wife of one of the missing men, also posted on Facebook, confirming the men have been found.

Original:

Three snowmobilers have been reported missing in Revelstoke.

Ryan Pyper, Braydon Kennedy and Todd Kennedy reportedly went to Revelstoke Thursday night for a sledding trip.

Pyper’s wife, Rozanne, issued a plea on social media Saturday morning, sharing a photo of the black Ford pickup with two sleds in the back and pulling a trailer with two additional snowmobiles.

“They were last spotted in Revelstoke at 7:40 a.m. yesterday (Friday) morning,” said said in her post.

“The RCMP and Stars Search and Rescue are doing everything thing they can to find him and his two friends. The helicopter has been in the air for four hours.

“My family and I appreciate all your love and support that’s been pouring in. We are staying close together and very positive.”

The friends are believed to be from Alberta in the Red Deer and Sylvan Lake areas

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club reports that Search and Rescue is investigating.

“Again we have missing riders, S&R has been contacted, we may have to shut down Boulder for the search.”


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