Talon Helicopters'S ARCHIVE

  • This afternoon the NSR Helicopter External Transport (HEC) team responded to the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island to assist Comox Valley Search and Rescue with a mutual aid longline evacuation of an injured hiker. The 36-year-old hiker sustained multiple serious injuries, and upon Comox Search and Rescue stabilizing and packaging the patient, the decision was […]

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  • This last April members of North Shore Rescue’s Human External Cargo* (“HEC”) team attended their annual recertification in the Pemberton Valley along with Talon Helicopters, our team’s primary air carrier.  Although members of the HEC team train much more than annually, the team puts on this workshop to ensure that all team members are current […]

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  • North Shore Rescue has a pre-plan referred to as our “Code Alpha” Avalanche Response plan. This plan is put into motion when NSR receives a tasking for a known or suspected burial of a person (or persons) in an Avalanche. This pre-plan rapidly brings together professionals with expertise in  avalanche rescue, avalanche forecasting, avalanche control, […]

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  • On the afternoon of Sunday Dec 11, NSR was activated to search for two skiers who had gone out of bounds and became lost. Cypress Ski Patrol was able to locate their tracks going into Tony Baker Gully. The skiers initially indicated they were on Black Mountain, on the other side of Cypress Bowl. NSR […]

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  •       Yesterday North Shore Rescue was successful in recovering the body of Cole Marsh, the teen that was presumed drowned in Lynn Creek over 3 weeks ago. NSR spent 12 days in the canyon attempting to recover Marsh. Access to the pool was extremely challenging, due to the location of the pool, and fluctuating […]

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