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Footprints seen by lost snowboarder turn out to be his own

The search for a second snowboarder missing on Mount Seymour has ended after police determined the footprints James William Martin saw on the mountain were his own.

The search for a second snowboarder missing on Mount Seymour has ended after police determined the footprints James William Martin saw on the mountain were his own.

Rescue crews began combing the mountain on Wednesday evening after the 21-year-old snowboarder, who’d just been found after three days in the wilderness, said he saw another set of tracks in the snow.

Martin, who recently moved to British Columbia from Ontario and works in Langley, was reported missing on Tuesday.

North Vancouver RCMP found his SUV in the Mount Seymour parking lot with his cellphone and wallet inside and promptly called North Shore Search And Rescue.

Police said he’s lucky to be alive, and he’s being treated at Vancouver General Hospital for frostbite to his hands and feet.

Martin told CBC News that if he had to have spent another day on the mountain he likely would have died.

He said he’d expected to be able to walk out of the wilderness, but each day as night fell, so did his hopes of being found.

 
 
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