Search and Rescue'S ARCHIVE

  • On June 26, NSR was activated by North Vancouver RCMP for a missing 53 year old male Australian tourist who had become separated from his wife while hiking in Lynn Canyon. The information provided by the wife indicated a strong possibility of a fall into the canyon. Having no cell phone or other means of […]

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  • This Saturday, members of North Shore Rescue participated in a highline workshop taught by NSR member and JIBC instructor, Bob Manson. Members practiced their skills at erecting a Kootney Carriage and English Reeve system. In a canyon or gully environment, highlines are essential for moving a subject across, or allowing for rescuers to be lowered […]

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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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  • The Billings’ family including Tom’s – mother, father and sister flew into Vancouver on Monday. This was to personally thank NSR members and view first hand the hard work and considerable terrain covered in the search for their missing son – Tom Billings. In addition to walking some of the trail of his intended destination, […]

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  • At approximately 22:00 last night North Shore Rescue was called to assist in searching for a missing hiker in Lighthouse Park. Although this park is within the municipality of West Vancouver, it is full of technical terrain and can be quite dangerous at night for someone who is lost without a light. While ground teams […]

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