Search and Rescue'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  • 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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