Searchers rescue missing person at Maine ski area

Posted March 01, 2010, at 10:24 a.m.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Officials say one of four people who went missing at the Sugarloaf ski area in Maine has been rescued.

Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin says the missing person was found Monday morning and was being brought down the mountain on a snowmobile. He says searchers were within earshot of a group of three others who also got lost.

The ski patrol was notified about 4:45 p.m.Sunday that a group of three skiers or snowboarders plus another person went out of bounds on the back side of the mountain.

The Maine Warden Service and the ski patrol searched late into the night and resumed their search at 5 a.m. Monday. The Search was hampered by high winds and more than 5 feet of new snow that has fallen since Wednesday.

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