UPDATE: Missing Va. Skier Found Safe in Vermont

February 11, 2011

Vermont State Police say a skier who went missing at Killington ski resort after skiing out of bounds has been found safe.

Twenty-two-year-oldPhilip Embury, of Boyce, Va., was found in fair condition by ski patrol members about 11:40 a.m. Friday. He was taken for a medical evaluation.

On Thursdya, Embury was with 24-year-old Alexander Beer, also of Virginia, when they rode a lift up and then skied into backcountry outside the ski resort's boundaries before getting separated. Beer, who had a cell phone, called 911 at about 3:30 p.m. to say he was lost. Rescuers found him six hours later.

There has been a rash of incidents involving lost skiers in Vermont this month, with at least nine needing rescue.

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