Operations'S ARCHIVE

  • The stars aligned yesterday for a 61 year old solo hiker on Mount Seymour. While traversing the North aspect of Tim Jones peak, the subject slipped and took a significant 60 foot fall off of the trail. Luckily, a number of hikers who were on the peak of Seymour, noticed him (60 feet down a […]

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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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  • This afternoon NSR was activated by North Vancouver RCMP for a injured hiker on the front side of Grouse Mountain. After a brief investigation it was determined the subject was West of the tram lines in a deep drainage of Grouse Creek. As such the NSR helicopter rescue team, and ground teams were immediately dispatched […]

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  • This weekend NSR conducted two search and rescue operations that resulted in successful finds, although both posed a very real possibility of a tragic outcome. Below is a brief task description of each call. Saturday June 7, 2014 – Grouse Mountain Search On Saturday two tourists staying at a hostel in downtown Vancouver took the […]

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  • This afternoon at 14:05 NSR received a tasking for a medical rescue from BC Ambulance. A male snowshoer had fallen and sustained a leg injury while hiking near the peak of Hollyburn. Luckily there were two BC Parks rangers, who work closely with NSR, in the area who responded to the scene. The rangers along […]

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