*UPDATE: He’s OK* Search On for Missing Snowmobiler
A 51-year-old Chelan man went missing the Cooper Mountain, Mitchell Creek area while snowmobiling but was found Sunday afternoon and is in good condition.
Chelan County Emergency Management Sgt. Kent Sisson says the rider went down a steep ravine shortly after noon Saturday.
"He went down and wasn't able to come back up, so they think he's going to try and find some kind of trail or road to find a different way out from where he went down into this gully. He didn't come back, so at 3:30 they called us and said that 'He was missing. We don't know where he's at and there's no cell service when you get below the ridge.'"
Multiple crews, and the Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club searched for the rider throughout the weekend.
Sisson says that, by all accounts, this would be someone who is prepared.
"Everything I'm hearing is that he is an experienced rider and should have had survival gear with him to get him through the night. That's good information and positive for sure."
The Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club had brief communication with him around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, but only temporarily.
The plan was, weather permitting, a helicopter search would be conducted Sunday to see if they can spot him from the sky.