Rescuers hope for break in weather

Rescuers near Lake Louise, hoped for a break in the weather this weekend to try to search for a skier who has been missing since Wednesday.

CALGARY — Rescuers near Lake Louise, hoped for a break in the weather this weekend to try to search for a skier who has been missing since Wednesday.

Parks Canada spokesman Steve Holeczi (hole-EIGHT-zee) says rescuers received a distress signal from the Wapta ice field, a popular area for skiers.

Poor weather and a high avalanche risk in the mountainous area hampered search efforts and rescue crews couldn’t get close to the area until Friday.

Holeczi says a helicopter spotted two people on Friday who were waving and rescued them.

He says the pair had dug a snow hole and were well equipped with sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment.

But Holeczi says there was no sign of a third person.

He says all three skiers are from British Columbia.

Poor weather hampered efforts Saturday and rescuers were hoping for a break in a weather in hopes of finding him.

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