After recently tying their record for most callouts in a single year, North Shore Rescue said it has now broken that record and set a new one, after a series of recent rescues, including two separate medical calls for leg injuries on Howe Sound Crest trail near Cypress Mountain.
On Friday, North Shore Rescue Team Leader Mike Danks told Daily that the crew of volunteers has now responded to a total of 141 calls in 2018.
This breaks their old record, which was 139 calls, and set in 2015.
The North Shore team was established in 1965, making it one of the oldest SAR teams in Canada.
Those heading out to explore the North Shore wilderness are being reminded that for their own safety, they should always make sure to properly prepare for each excursion, with enough food, supplies, as well as proper clothing and footwear.
“Even the best weather can change rapidly, and even the widest trail can be lost. It pays to take a little extra with you, just in case,” North Shore Rescue’s website states.