Task'S ARCHIVE

  • North Shore Rescue (NSR) Helicopter Flight Rescue System (HFRS) Mutual Aid Assist to Coquitlam SAR May 9 2009 NSR was called by Coquitlam SAR for an HFRS mutual aid assist in response to a 52 year old male hiker who suffered a cardiac arrest on a steep trail near Bunzten Lake. NSR HFRS Coordinator, HFRS […]

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  • We started off last night with training, equipment maintenance, and reviewing some video of Hannes’ accident site. I will leave this for another discussion as there were some interesting points about the type of snowpack that is present this year. Nearing the end of training we received a call from a missing backcountry snowboarder on […]

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  • Yesterday evening we received a page for an injured skiier on Grouse Mountain. We responded to Capilano Gate SAR Station and launched an HFRS operation in an attempt to quickly extract the subject before dark. Unfortunately the subject was in a heavily treed gully and HFRS was not possible. However, two members were inserted via […]

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  • James Weldon, North Shore NewsPublished: Sunday, March 08, 2009 A Buntzen Lake snowshoer is safe and sound this week after North Shore rescuers flew to his aid when he slipped and fell at the popular recreation area. Full article…http://www2.canada.com/northshorenews/news/story.html?id=c4393fef-3d02-48a2-a1bc-a0525676308d

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  • This map shows GPS coordinates of the rescue on Christmas Day of two missing skiers (and one bonus skier who we didn’t know was missing). This map is a little misleading – much of this terrain is considerably steeper than it appears and goes through avalanche terrain. The two subjects were caught in an avalanche […]

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