NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s a race against the next snowfall in the search for a Vancouver hiker missing on Grouse Mountain.
Crews from North Shore Rescue (NSR), as well as search and rescue teams from Coquitlam, Lions Bay, Ridge Meadows and Surrey, are focusing on the Lynn Creek and Lynn Lake area in their search for 24-year-old Carl Couture.
A search of the area Saturday brought no results, and NSR’s Mike Danks tells us they’ll be starting up the search again on Sunday.
He was last seen hiking around the Grouse Grind on Tuesday, October 31st and police want to hear from anyone who may have seen him around the North Shore after Halloween.
Danks says crews are searching on foot and by air.
“There’s a really high probability area that people get lost in, right around that junction to Lynn Lake and the Hanes Valley trail.”
Danks says looking at photos from Halloween, when Couture left the mountain, he would have reached that junction in darkness.
“Time is certainly of the essence here and the temperatures are dropping and we know he was not really well prepared to be staying overnight.”
There is now a backcountry closure in effect for Lynn Headwaters Regional Park because of snow, ice and avalanche risk.
NSR along with a number of other teams are continuing to search Hanes Valley today for a missing hiker.
— North Shore Rescue (@NSRescue) November 4, 2017