BRITISH COLUMBIA

Missing Alberta man with medical condition found in deep snow in B.C.

01/09/2013 03:33 EST | Updated 03/11/2013 05:12 EDT
TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - An mine rescue team and an RCMP dog team rescued a missing Alberta man in metre-deep snow in northeast B.C., Tuesday.

The RCMP say the 54-year-old man, who suffers from a condition that requires medical treatment, was reported missing by his family on Monday.

The next day, an abandoned vehicle the man was driving was found on a road near Tumbler Ridge, B.C., and a search was launched by the Mounties with a police dog and members of the Peace River Coal Mine Rescue team.

The man was eventually found — breathing but unresponsive — in deep snow about 200 meters from his vehicle.

Members of the rescue team carried the man out to the road where an ambulance was waiting and the man was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grande Prairie, Alta.