Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Post by Member-In-Training, Ryan Morasiewicz. On August 21-24, seven North Shore Rescue  members participated in their annual Mountain Workshop, held this year at the Haberl Hut in the Tantalus Range near Squamish. Lead by ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide Brian Jones, Team members gained experience in glacier travel and crevasse rescue as well as practiced their steep snow […]

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  • This morning, North Shore Rescue (NSR) was requested by the RCMP to respond to two stranded climbers on the Needles in Lynn Headwaters regional park. A NSR manager interviewed the climbing pair and determined an approximate location of the subjects. Subsequently, a three man Helicopter External Transport (HETS) team was deployed to locate and extract […]

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  • On Sunday August 19th, North Shore Rescue (NSR) was requested to respond to a male patient having a seizure at Third Debris Chute. This location is approximately 4 km up the Lynn Loop trail in Lynn Headwaters. Upon receiving the call, 2 members headed into the site with the assistance of Metro Vancouver staff and […]

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  • This is a video compilation by North Shore Rescue team member Jay Piggot. It shows NSR personnel in action during helicopter operations during 2011/2012. All the aircraft belong to Talon Helicopters and are either the AS355 TwinStar or the AS350B2 AStar. Also, towards the end, you will see the BC Ambulance Service Sikorsky S76 Air […]

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  • At approximately 13:30 North Shore Rescue was requested by the RCMP to launch for an injured hiker on Mount Seymour. Luckily a member of NSR was at our heli base with a Metro Vancouver Initial Attack Crew and their helicopter (the same aircraft, pilot, and company we usually use). With Helicopter External Transport System (HETS) […]

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