Separated hiker rescued last night on Mount Seymour

North Vancouver

2023-11-27 13:56 PST

File # 23-25267

A hiker has been recued from Mt. Seymour after spending 9 hours stranded on the Mountain.

On November 26th, 2023 at 6:30 pm, North Vancouver RCMP received a report from a group of hikers. The hikers alerted officers that one of their party did not return with them at the end of their hike. The group had met through an online hiking group and was hiking for the first time together. As such, the individuals knew very little information about the missing hiker. Furthermore, the hiker’s phone was dead and Police were unable to track the hiker through their cellular device.

With the sun down, temperatures declining rapidly, and treacherous hiking conditions, North Shore Rescue (NSR) was called out to assist with the search for the missing hiker. After 9 hours of search on the Mountain, NSR located the hiker using traditional foot searches and call-outs. It was revealed that the hiker had slipped while attempting to take a shortcut and subsequently slid down the side of the Mountain. The hiker had eventually landed near a river, unbeknownst to the rest of the group.

The hiker, who was ultimately rescued by NSR, suffered minor injuries from the fall.

North Vancouver RCMP rely on partners and industry experts, like North Shore Rescue to help during these complex rescues, said Cst. Mansoor Sahak, spoke’s person for the North Vancouver RCMP.

Please do your part to remain safe and aware of your location when hiking in the North Shore mountains.

Here are some tips to ensure that you have fun and that every hike ends safely:

Released by

Cst. Mansoor Sahak

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-985-1311
Cell: 778-228-1619

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