The Sea to Sky Gondola cable has been cut, again.

 

General Manager Kirby Brown says something you never think would happen has happened again. Brown told Mountain FM that the cable was cut overnight, and that once again the cable and cabins are on the ground. He says no staff were injured and that as far as he is aware no members of the public were hurt, although they are still in the process of checking to ensure no one was hiking beneath the lines overnight.

 

RCMP are currently on site investigating and securing the facility.

 

Photo: Supplied / Squamish RMCP

 

“Our mission is the same, we are not going to let one person bring us or the town down” says Brown. He also confirmed that enhanced security since last year’s incident has meant images of the person responsible have been captured and will aide in identifying that person.

 

A Mountain FM listener said undercover police officers were canvasing the Mamquam Forest Service Road area with K9 units at around 5am today.

 

Photo: Supplied / Squamish RCMP

 

RCMP say they were alerted by the gondola’s security team at 4 am on September 14th.  Squamish RCMP and the Sea to Sky General Investigation Section are working alongside partner agencies including West Vancouver Police Department, the Integrated Police Dog Services, and more as the day goes on.

 

In a press release police say there is an extensive amount of resources in the area and are asking everyone to stay out of the vicinity including climbing routes, hiking, and closed parking lots.

 

Residents should expect to see a heavy police presence near the Sea to Sky Gondola and on the highway today.
Listen to an interview with Kirby Brown here.

Anyone with information should contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

 

More to come.

 

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