Police appeal to locate missing teenager – Charlotte’s Pass Monday, 06 Sep 2010

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Police appeal to locate missing teenager – Charlotte’s Pass
Monday, 06 Sep 2010 09:05pm

The family of a developmentally delayed teenage boy, missing in the NSW Alpine Region, have asked police for help in locating him

Evan Greenwood, 15, was last seen by his family about 9.30am today when he told them he was going skiing. When he did not return by lunchtime, his relatives alerted resort staff at Charlotte’s Pass who began searching.

At 4pm police and emergency services were notified and commenced a further search. The search involved police from Monaro Local Area Command, SES volunteers, NSW Fire Brigades and National Parks personnel. Alpine operators have also been called on to provide advice regarding the terrain and conditions.

Evan is described as having long brown hair, 162cm tall and approximately 68 kilograms. When he was last seen he was wearing a dark green and grey ski jacket, black pants, black helmet and gloves. He was carrying a pair of downhill skis.

Police hold growing concerns for Evan’s welfare with unstable weather conditions predicted overnight. The search is expected to resume at 6am tomorrow.

Anyone who might have seen Evan is urged to contact Queanbeyan Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. All information will be treated in strict confidence.

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I assume it is what we used to call "retarded".

let's keep this thread on topic and just hope they find him safe and sound
 

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not a good day to get lost yesterday...weather was not really the type to let your kids ski alone.
hope they find him this morning...last night would have been cold out there
 

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smitty484 said:
What is a developmentally delayed teenage boy?

A large hairy, bearded young man, with a very high voice.

Doesnt sound good to me. CP is a small place, and I assume they checked that he didnt depart on the OS. Shacked up with a sick cougar?

We can only hope for the best, but this doesnt sound good to me at all.

And a thought to the searchers, good on you. I am sure the lads distraught parents appreciate your efforts immensely, and the world is a better place with people like you in it.
 
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smitty484 said:
What is a developmentally delayed teenage boy?
A softer way of saying "intellectually impaired". A teenager in body only.
 
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Hmmm after hearing all the bits and pieces of information it doesn't sound good. Hoping for the best and they find him
 

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Best of luck to searchers and rescuers.
May he be found quickly.
My compassion to worried family.
 
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thats the worst thing to happen to any family,

i wish everyone luck in the search and wish i could be there to help.
 

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ABC news is a bit more specific.
"mild autism"

I feel for his worried family, and also the distress of the searchers.
I hope there can be a miraculous outcome.
 

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Ahhhh shite, thats not good at all.

Hoping to see a happy story appear here soon. Hopefully someone upstairs is looking out for the young bloke and he's found safe and well.
 

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Not as far as I know... I worked down there in Rescue for several years...hope he comes through it ok but it would be cold out last night for anyone - more so for someone with an intellectual disability...

When I was 'working' there we often found 'missing' people in the arms of someone they met on the slopes through the day...I don't think this will apply to this young guy though..
 

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Did much snow fall in the afternoon/overnight? Whats the odds of them finding tracks, assuming he's gone over the back or outside the normal boundaries??

Times like this I wish I lived closer and could help. I hate being a helpless observer
 

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About 5-10 cms they have searched every lodge and are looking outside boundary areas
 

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Good luck.Hope they using dogs with good noses/Lets hope this is a quickly found person and weather holds for while,
 

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smitty484 said:
What is a developmentally delayed teenage boy?

I cant believe no one has said a "snowboarder"

Hopefully the kid turns up ok!
 
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Dare I say it, but the week we spent at CP this year, very little to none of the mountain obstacles were marked, this included the edges of the bridges, and a particularly nasty hole, maybe six feet deep at the bottom of the run they call waterfall, it would have been very easy to end up in the drink in bad visibility, not sure what the rain event would have done to these particular dangers, but I wouldn't imagine it would have been good. What was the vis like yesterday? Good / Flat / Cloud???
 

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3 actually, one in convo, one in charlote pass and one in talk snow. i'm thinking of moving this to a more structured forum but i'll leave it so long as it is civilized.
 

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This is just a terrible, tragic situation. The kid will be in very serious danger if he is not found today.

I wonder why his family allowed him to go skiing by himself? Did he run off? Skiing alone has a risk which cannot be ignored, even by experienced locals skiing in-bounds...I certainly cannot imagine trusting a 'developmentally disabled' teenager to judge that risk by himself.

It only takes one stray branch or unfortunately-situated hidden rock, and you are unconscious and bleeding at the bottom of a gully...
 

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How 'rotten' is the snow cover after all the rain?

not rotten at all - certainly not at the altitude of CP. Cover is as good as peak season in any good year.
 
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Body found
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Worst result.
Poor Family!
 

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Condolences to the parents, and thoughts go out to the search party.

Absolutely tragic, and hopefully nothing to do with the resort itself.
 

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More detailed story.

Sydney Morning Herald said:
Police said a body had today been found two kilometres from Charlotte Pass resort, behind the Mount Guthrie ski run area at 11.30am.

The teenager's family have been told of the find.

A police spokeswoman said Evan, who had mild autism, was considered adequately skilled to handle the resort's ski runs alone.

"He had three years' experience and was considered an intermediate," she said.

She said Evan was in good spirits when he left his accommodation at the resort yesterday morning.

Temperatures dropped below freezing last night.

I am so sorry for everyone involved
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3 years experience and considered intermediate... while having "mild autism"..?

Even I get a little nervous skiing on my own and i'm nearly 30 years old with plenty of years experience and considered a high intermediate... I fell at Happy Valley on the way to Mt P last week by myself and thought "maybe I shouldn't go up Mt P by myself" as someone else mentioned it only takes a tree or a rock to end up laying broken or unconscious somewhere on the hill...

Condolances to the family and thanks to the search teams.
 

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Re: Kid Missing in Charlottes Pass

Sydney Morning Herald said:
Police said a body had today been found two kilometres from Charlotte Pass resort, behind the Mount Guthrie ski run area at 11.30am.

The teenager's family have been told of the find.

A police spokeswoman said Evan, who had mild autism, was considered adequately skilled to handle the resort's ski runs alone.

"He had three years' experience and was considered an intermediate," she said.

She said Evan was in good spirits when he left his accommodation at the resort yesterday morning.

Temperatures dropped below freezing last night.

I am so sad for everyone involved
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But, it unfortunately has to be said...skiing alone has a significant risk, even for very experienced skiiers, it only takes one stray branch or badly-hidden rock and you are unconsious and bleeding at the bottom of a gully, completely hidden from sight.

People need to learn from this. A mildy autistic teenager should not have been skiing alone.
 
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