A group of hikers, including three children, were successfully located yesterday after spending a night missing on Cypress Mountain, near Vancouver, Canada.
“They spent a cold night on Cypress and found their way out this morning while search crews were looking for them.”
– North Shore Rescue
In a Monday Facebook post, North Shore Rescue said they were searching for five hikers, including three children, who had been reported missing. North Shore Rescue was asking hikers in the Whyte Lake, Baden Powell, Eagleridge Bluffs, Black Mountain, Cabin Lake, and Bowen Lookout areas Sunday to contact police if they had seen the group.
Within an hour of posting the message, North Shore Rescue reported the group had been found having managed to make their own way out to safety.
North Shore Rescue had a busy Saturday, with four different calls for help, including a serious back injury when a hiker slipped and fell into a tree well, a twisted knee, and a twisted ankle. On Saturday evening they received a call for an apparent avalanche with four people hit, and one with a broken leg.
North Shore Rescue is currently on track for another record-breaking year of rescue calls.
“In British Columbia every year on average there’s about 1,700 search and rescue calls, last year we had just over 2,000 search and rescue calls.”
– Sandra Riches, executive director of BC AdventureSmart, told CTV News Vancouver