Operations'S ARCHIVE

  • This afternoon the NSR Helicopter External Transport (HEC) team responded to the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island to assist Comox Valley Search and Rescue with a mutual aid longline evacuation of an injured hiker. The 36-year-old hiker sustained multiple serious injuries, and upon Comox Search and Rescue stabilizing and packaging the patient, the decision was […]

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  • NSR and WVPD are asking for the public’s help. Roy Lee and Chun Lam went snowshoeing on Christmas Day near Cypress Bowl and have not been seen since.  An extensive search of the area provided no additional clues as to their whereabouts. As the snow melts this spring we are asking that the public keep […]

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  • 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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  • Call Location: Saint Marks Area, near the Cypress Bowl Ski Resort Latitude: 49 25.260 Longitude: 123 12.460 Date: January 9, 2016 Call Time: 17:00 – 23:50 (6 Hours 50 Min) Short Synopsis: West Vancouver Police received a call from a party of 7 hikers who were stranded after darkness fell. The party had hiked to […]

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  • After our record breaking number of calls in August – 28 calls, we were hoping September might slow down. Not so – September long weekend brought in a record 9 calls. After that we thought it would slow down. Again nope – starting Sunday we have been on calls Sunday, Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

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