Rescuers refuse cash demanded from snowboarder

Snowboarder Sebastien Boucher went missing Sunday on Cypress Mountain. (FROM FACEBOOK)

Snowboarder Sebastien Boucher went missing Sunday on Cypress Mountain. (FROM FACEBOOK)

Jim Morris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:20 AM ET

VANCOUVER - North Shore Rescue said Thursday it won’t accept any cash that Cypress Mountain hopes to collect from a snowboarder who caused a three-day search after going out of bounds.

Cypress Mountain plans to present Sebastien Boucher with an estimated $10,000 bill to cover the costs the mountain of the search, which ended Tuesday night.

“The subject and Cypress are negotiating the bill,” team leader Tim Jones said in a blog Thursday on the North Shore Rescue (NSR) website.

“We have nothing to do with it and will not, I repeat, will not receive a donation from Cypress ... NSR has a clear policy against fines or charges.”


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