One man dead after Norvan hiking accident in North Vancouver

Dec 19 2017, 9:45 pm

One man is dead after an incident at Norvan Falls Sunday night.

North Shore Rescue were called in for the rescue at 6:20.

Team leader Mike Danks says a helicopter was scrambled, along with a well-equipped emergency paramedic.

“With our ‘Auto-Pulse’ device and Oscillator, so those are both devices that can do CPR and respiration in-flight, so a really key device for someone that is in potential cardiac arrest.”

The victim later died in hospital.

That wasn’t the only call that evening – 5 minutes before, a call had come in to rescue two hikers from Crown Mountain.

Danks says the pair were completely unprepared for winter hiking conditions.

“They went all the way up Crown Mountain wearing runners, and they didn’t have any extra clothing, they had no micro-spikes, no ice axe, it’s just asking for trouble.”

He adds people need to do their research on their hike, as well as carry a satellite phone.

Hikers with the man at Norvan Falls had to run seven kilometers before they were able to get a cellphone signal.

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