Helicopter Flight Rescue System'S ARCHIVE

  • North Shore Rescue has a pre-plan referred to as our “Code Alpha” Avalanche Response plan. This plan is put into motion when NSR receives a tasking for a known or suspected burial of a person (or persons) in an Avalanche. This pre-plan rapidly brings together professionals with expertise in  avalanche rescue, avalanche forecasting, avalanche control, […]

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  • Last night shortly after wrapping up our second Crown Mountain Medical Rescue for the weekend, at about 20:00, NSR was activated by Vancouver Police & RCMP for 2 overdue climbers suspected to be on Crown Mountain. During the rescue earlier in the day, the subject had noted that he saw these two climbers beforehand. After […]

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  • On Sunday March 1, 2015, at 15:00 NSR was activated by BC Ambulance Service for a injured hiker in the vicinity of Crown Mountain. This was our second call to Crown in two days. The 67 year old male subject had sustained a lower leg injury and was not able hike out. With deteriorating weather […]

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  • Yesterday at 14:00 North Shore Rescue was activated by the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) for a injured hiker on Crown Mountain, near Grouse Mountain. Initial information indicated a 20-30 foot fall, with a adult male subject stuck between a tree and rock ledge over a steep drop. With unknown injuries a multi pronged response […]

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  • On July 3, North Shore Rescue was activated by BC Ambulance for an injured male hiker somewhere near Norvan Falls. He had become separated from his group and sustained a fall which resulted in immobilizing injuries. Luckily he was able to use his cell phone to call 911. This area can be described as patchy […]

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