Search and Rescue has just completed rescuing its first out of bounds snowboarder of the season at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
They said, on a scale of 1-10 for treacherous terrain and considerable risk to the lives of the rescue crew it was an 11.
I saw an interview with the father of Sebastien Boucher, the snowboarder. He said his son's nickname is Rambo, which would suggest he is a bit of a daredevil and likes to live life on the edge.
I guess this is why he deliberately made the decision to snowboard out of bounds.
Apparently, Cypress Mountain plans to send Sebastien a bill for $10,000 and the reporter suggested it likely won't get paid.
My question is why not and also why not have the government garnishee this man's wages until the full amount is paid.
It goes beyond the money, as search-and-rescue personnel have to put their lives on the line to find these daredevils.
It's time to make people accountable for their actions when they choose to ski out of bounds, before innocent rescuers have to pay for this reckless behaviour with their lives.