Vitaliy Datskiy was reported missing Jan. 21 after he didn't return to a designated meeting point near the bottom of the ski area's Chair Three.
BELLINGHAM — A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area.
The Bellingham Herald reports the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council reported Sunday on its Facebook page that it had recovered a body believed to be Vitaliy Datskiy.
Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks says Datskiy was reported missing Jan. 21 after he didn’t return to a designated meeting point near the bottom of the ski area’s Chair Three.
Datskiy reportedly was snowboarding in bounds at the ski area, but had ducked under a rope that marked a danger zone.
Most Read Local Stories
- Highway 520 bridge to reopen after closure in both directions due to police activity
- State Patrol crackdown on HOV violators snares more than 1,700 drivers in Puget Sound area
- South King County gang war led to fatal shooting of 'poor, innocent lady' in Burien office
- GOP leaders call for state Rep. Matt Manweller to resign after latest sexual misconduct allegation
- San Francisco is cracking down on tent camps. Will Seattle do the same? VIEW
Parks says the body was found on the north face cliffs of Pan Dome and Datskiy’s family was present during the operation.
An autopsy is planned for Tuesday.