Search and Rescue'S ARCHIVE

  • Two men that set out for a hike on Seymour on  Sunday, became lost Sunday night and called for rescue around 10pm. They were found shortly after 4am just North of Runner Peak. They set out for a day hike but became disoriented. The weather quickly went from sunny to raining and cold further hampering […]

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  • At approximately 13:30 North Shore Rescue was requested by the RCMP to launch for an injured hiker on Mount Seymour. Luckily a member of NSR was at our heli base with a Metro Vancouver Initial Attack Crew and their helicopter (the same aircraft, pilot, and company we usually use). With Helicopter External Transport System (HETS) […]

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  • Date: June 22, 2012 Time: 18:10 Location: Front Side of Grouse, Near Old BCMC Trail Weather: A LOT OF RAIN At 18:10 on June 22, NSR was activated by the North Vancouver RCMP to search for a missing hiker who had gotten separated from his hiking companion on the front side of Grouse. Eariler in the day […]

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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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  • On Saturday May 6, 2012, NSR members attended an orientation session with the CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopter. This aircraft is operated by the Canadian Air Force and is attached to 442 Search and Rescue Squadron out of Comox, BC. While their mandate is for maritime and aeronautical rescue, they can be tasked through the Joint […]

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