2 tourists rescued after lost overnight in snow storm in North Vancouver, B.C. – BC
According to North Shore Rescue, two tourists from Mexico and Colombia got very lucky after spending a night outdoors near Norban Falls in North Vancouver.
“They got on the bus here. They started the hike at 1pm on Saturday,” said Don Jardine, a member of the North Shore Rescue Team.
“I don’t know if they checked the weather forecast. don’t understand.”
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According to Environment Canada, about 30 cm of snow fell overnight.
Jardine said the couple did not have headlamps and lost their only mobile phone during the hike. To make matters worse, when the snowfall got heavy, I lost track of the trail and decided to try a hike along the creek.
“They got into the creek and got drenched. Then they realized it was a waste,” Jardine said.
“They did the right thing at that point. They found a tree that gave them shelter and spent the night there.”
Luckily for tourists, some very well-prepared hikers heard cries for help around 12:00 pm on Sunday.
“We were heading to Norvan Falls. We thought it was going to be freezing, so we brought our ice climbing gear, but after about half an hour of climbing we heard screams,” said Killian Howe.
“They sounded pretty distressed.”
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Hearing cries for help, the three hikers headed for the tourists.
“We bushhacked about 500 meters off the trail where we heard the screams,” says Haugh.
“We found them and they were pretty cold and shivering.
North Shore Rescue was then called in and the group headed out on the trail together.
“Check the weather, check the route, check the supplies,” said Jardine.
“It could have been worse for them if the hikers hadn’t listened to them.”
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