Add two more skiers to the lost-and-found roster of Vermont's record-breaking year of missing skier incidents.
On Feb. 10, at approximately 3:33 p.m., a trooper at the Vermont State Police's Rutland Barracks received a 911 call from a skier lost somewhere in the woods near the Killington Ski Resort.
Skier Alexander Beer, 24, of Virginia had first contacted Killington Ski Patrol via his fully charged cell phone. The patrol advised him to follow an unnamed ravine downhill and to also call 911 for aid.
Beer had been skiing with a friend-Phillip Embury, 22, also of Virginia. The two had started off together on Killington's rugged Backside but became separated while going downhill. Embury did not have a cell phone.
Beer was located by the Killington Ski Patrol during the early evening hours of Feb. 10. He was found near Wheelerville Road in Mendon. Searchers had talked to him on cell phone; they were able to locate him with his verbal terrain descriptions. Beer was found in good condition and did not require medical help. He expressed concern about his missing alpine companion.
Vermont State Police Search and Rescue continued the search for Embury who was finally located on the morning of Feb. 11. VSPsearchers had been joined by the VSP Auxiliary, Killington Ski Patrol, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife teams.
Patrollers found Embury in fair condition near Brewers Corners in Mendon. He was transported to RRMC for medical evaluation.