Helicopter Flight Rescue System'S ARCHIVE

  • At approximately 15:45 NSR received a call for a stranded out-of-bounds snowboarder in a steep cliff area on Mount Seymour. Having attended the ceremony for Dave Brolin, an RCMP pilot that worked a lot with NSR who recently lost his life in the line of duty, members were picked up via helicopter in Surrey and […]

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  •   August 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Coquitlam SAR received a call from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Comox, to let them know that a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) had been activated by a group of 3 hikers on the fools gold trail just above Pitt Lake. With no information beyond the route and the […]

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  • Friday North Shore Rescue was asked to rescue a group of 7 Germans (and their dog) from a mountainous area west of Harrison Lake. The rescue was very time compressed, and NSR managed to pluck them from the mountain just before nightfall. Global News video coverage. Saturday NSR assisted Coquitlam SAR for a small re-activation […]

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  • NSR HFRS members participated in a “recert” with Blackcomb Helicopters in preparation for the Olympics. This satisfies the legal requirement with Transport Canada that NSR personnel must train annually with all their helicopter charter providers. It also gave members a chance to familiarize themselves with the pilots and with the aircraft that we will be […]

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  • North Shore Rescue HFRS technicians were joined by their fellow members as well as members from the Canadian Forces, RCMP/ISU, WVPD, Coquitlam SAR, Lions Bay SAR and the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) in a training exercise Sunday. HFRS techs honed their skills inserting and extracting personnel into steep terrain, requiring transfering members from […]

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