North Shore Rescue Picks Two Injured Hikers From Icy Trench In West Vancouve

Ground and air teams responded and included an ER doctor, lifting technicians, and a level 2 avalanche forecaster.

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Members of North Shore Rescue Friday pick two injured hikers from Strachan Meadows near Mount Strachan, one of three mountains that make up the Cypress Mountain Ski Resort in West Vancouver.

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Ground and air teams included an ER doctor, lifting technicians, and a level 2 avalanche forecaster.

NSR and Talon Helicopters successfully hoisted the two injured hikers, who slipped and slipped off the icy terrain and injured themselves on old avalanche debris as they glided, NSR reported around 9 p.m. Friday.

Both subjects required medical attention from our advanced medical team member and had to be evacuated with a hoist.

Conditions are currently extremely variable in the mountains and can range from hard ice to thigh-deep mud, depending on location and weather.

The two hikers slipped and slid off the icy terrain and injured themselves on old avalanche debris while sliding.
The two hikers slipped and slid off the icy terrain and injured themselves on old avalanche debris while sliding. Photo by Facebook

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