Search and Rescue'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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  • On Sunday February 16, in the early afternoon North Shore Rescue was activated by North Vancouver RCMP for a lost hiker somewhere near the Skyline trail on Grouse Mountain. Without cellular contact, field teams were deployed both to the bottom and the top of the trail to bracket the subject. Shortly after deployment, hasty teams […]

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  • For no compensation, 24/7, every day of the year, land, sea and air search and rescue volunteers put their lives at risk so that others may live. Today, during the budget speech, the federal government announced a tax credit for SAR volunteers across Canada.¬†This tax credit will see SAR members who volunteer more than 200 […]

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