Search and Rescue'S ARCHIVE

  • First let me apologize for the gap in task reports. We have had a very busy July and early August and with holidays it was hard to keep up. Yesterday North Shore Rescue was requested for a helicopter rescue response to Vancouver Island to assist Cowichan Search and Rescue  with the evacuation of a injured subject […]

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  • Tom Billings (Age 22) was last seen in Vancouver November 25, and was expected back in England December 7th. The Vancouver Police and North Shore Rescue investigated and launched an extensive search of the Lynn Headwaters and Grouse area. Computer evidence and credible tip from two people place Billings in the Lynn Headwaters/Grouse on the […]

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  • 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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