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Qualicum Beach Mutual Aid

June 3, 2018

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 made that a helicopter longline extraction was the optimal form of transportation for the subject.

The 3 member NSR HEC team departed from our Cap Gate helicopter base on board a Talon Helicopters‘ aircraft. Upon arrival at the scene, they worked with Comox SAR personnel to extract the subject to waiting BC Ambulance Service paramedics at a nearby landing zone.

Great inter-agency cooperation and good weather made for a straightforward, albeit technical operation with a successful outcome.

North Shore Alpine Forecast

Monday October 15, 2018 at 03:05 PM UTC
Today

Sunny

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: High 16 °C.

Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Freezing level: 3700 metres.

Tuesday

Sunny

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: High 18 °C.

Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Freezing level: 3900 metres.

Wednesday

Sunny with cloudy periods.

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: Low 15 °C, High 17 °C.

Ridge wind light to 25 km/h.

Freezing level: 3800 metres.

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud.

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: Low 12 °C, High 15 °C.

Mostly light ridge wind occasionally gusting to 30 km/h.

Freezing level: 3900 metres.

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud.

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: Low 12 °C, High 16 °C.

Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Freezing level: 4100 metres.