On the afternoon of May 7, 2012 the BC Ambulance Service and West Vancouver Fire Rescue (WVFR) responded to a call for a mountain biker on Cypress Mountain. Upon arriving on scene, the individual was found to have tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.
The less glamorous side of SAR is that we are often tasked to remove the remains of the deceased in wilderness settings. In this case, the Coroners Service and West Vancouver Police Department tasked NSR to assist in transporting investigative personnel to the scene of this tragic accident, and in working in collaboration with WVFR in recovering the deceased individual.
To do this NSR utilized our new 4×4 Jeep Rubicon response vehicle, as well as SAR personnel and other equipment to assist in the accident investigation and recovery. Our deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of this individual.