Missing Hiker Located on Grouse


By Curtis Jones

Date: June 22, 2012

Time: 18:10

Location: Front Side of Grouse, Near Old BCMC Trail

Weather: A LOT OF RAIN

At 18:10 on June 22, NSR was activated by the North Vancouver RCMP to search for a missing hiker who had gotten separated from his hiking companion on the front side of Grouse. Eariler in the day the subject, a 20 year old male, had intended to head up the Grouse Grind. However, at the very start he took a wrong turn and ended up on the Baden Powell Trail heading in the wrong direction. Shortly there after, he lost the trail in the early darkness of the rainy forest.

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NSR responded with 10 members to Grouse base to begin the search. With a combination of loud hailer sound blasts, and communication with the subject via his cellular phone, crews were able to relatively quickly pinpoint his location in a creek drainage just off the BCMC trail. After a brief assessment of his condition, giving him warm clothing and rehydrating, he was escorted out to the parking lot to his relieved hiking companion.

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