Operations'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  • 8 days and 5 very difficult and gruelling calls to the same area, on the same mountain, despite clear snow fencing, signage and media attention given to the risks of going out-of-bounds. I am going to start out this post by saying that SAR crews are becoming frustrated. Going out-of-bounds puts yourself and others unnecessarily […]

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  • Last night at 19:00 North Shore Rescue was notified by Cypress Ski Patrol of a possible out-of-bounds snowboarder. Shortly after the notification by Cypress, the team was activated by the West Vancouver Police. Upon investigation by NSR SAR manager, Doug Pope, it was determined that the snowboarder had descended into the Montizambert drainage where he […]

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  • Last Sunday afternoon NSR was called out by the North Vancouver RCMP to investigate a distress call received over a Family Radio Service (FRS) radio. A hiker, on Dog Mountain, heard a female voice repeatedly ask for help over the radio and subsequently contacted Seymour Resorts to report the call. Given the nature of the […]

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  • On the afternoon of May 7, 2012 the BC Ambulance Service and West Vancouver Fire Rescue (WVFR) responded to a call for a mountain biker on Cypress Mountain. Upon arriving on scene, the individual was found to have tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident. The less glamorous¬† side of SAR is that we […]

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