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Rescue team saves injured camper from Mount Seymour (VIDEO)

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DH Vancouver Staff May 14, 2019 12:42 pm 847

An injured camper was rescued from Mount Seymour early this morning.

According to North Shore Rescue (NSR), the injured male was located on the east slopes of the mountain’s first peak.

“We were tasked out last night at approximately 9:45pm,” said NSR on Facebook.

According to NSR, the man and his party were well prepared for camping and they were able to stabilize his wound and settle in for the night.

“The decision was made to attempt a helicopter rescue at first light, given the subject’s condition, location, and the time of night,” said NSR.

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Rescue team members met at 4:45 am this morning and completed the helicopter rescue mission at approximately 7 am.

“There is still a lot of snow in the alpine, so if you are heading out be prepared for winter conditions,” warned NSR, adding that with rain in the forecast, avalanche danger will increase.

Campers and hikers are encouraged to check Avalanche Canada’s forecast before heading out, carry the appropriate safety gear, and inform someone where they are going.

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