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Julie Abrahamsen, missing snowboarder, found on Wedge Mountain

01/24/2015 05:35 EST | Updated 03/26/2015 05:59 EDT
Missing snowboarder Julie Abrahamsen has been found alive three days after she was last seen on Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler RCMP said on Saturday. 

Whistler Search and Rescue found the 21-year-old woman in the area of Wedge Mountain, north of Whistler, B.C. around 1:30 p.m.

"It's not an area that would've been accessible by just riding your snowboard out," said Sgt. Rob Knapton. 

"We used a helicopter to assist in the search and that actually allowed us to locate tracks that we believed to belong to her and that did end up belonging to her."

Knapton said Abrahamsen was in fairly good condition and was being airlifted to a hospital. He said she was on her own and Whistler RCMP are still looking into how she managed to get so far off-track. 

"There definitely would have been a significant amount of walking involved, but it is in the direction that you could go from Blackcomb when you enter the backcountry."

Abrahamsen was last seen on Wednesday Jan. 21 and RCMP able were to confirm she accessed the lifts on Blackcomb's Glacier Express chairlift at 11 a.m. Her roommate reported the 21-year-old missing on Friday. 

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