The Nelson RCMP with the assistance of 3 Search and Rescue teams are searching for a missing skier believed to be in the vicinity of
the Whitewater ski hill, Nelson, BC. The missing skier has been identified as Edward Perello, 47 years old. He went skiing alone at
approximately 8 am on December 8th and did not return home. He was reported missing in the late afternoon of December 9th.
A ground search was conducted today with negative results. Due to the terrain and night time setting in the SAR teams will complete
their day at approximately 4 pm and begin again in the morning. A helicopter was able to assist for approximately one hour today and
if weather permits a helicopter will be called in to assist with the search tomorrow.
An update will be provided should any new information be available.
RCMP are requesting that if anyone had contact with Mr. Perello and could assist to narrow down a possible location to please contact the Nelson RCMP at (250) 352-2156.