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Two hikers rescued from Cypress Provincial Park

Last Updated Oct 15, 2018 at 5:11 am PDT

Lions Bay SAR says two female hikers went missing while hiking at Unnecessary Mountain trail. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Summary

The two women were hiking with two others when they became separated from the group

LIONS BAY (NEWS 1130) – There was a positive end to the search for two hikers at Cypress Provincial Park.

Two women became separated from their group on Unnecessary Mountain Trail.

Martin Colwell of Lions Bay Search and Rescue said the pair was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. At about 9:30 p.m., the organization tweeted that they had been rescued.

Search crews couldn’t use their helicopter because of the dark conditions, so they had to do everything by foot.

“There was a group of four people,” said Colwell. “The two men made it down to the bottom of the trail and the last time they saw the two women were about halfway down the trail.”

 

The Unnecessary Mountain Trail is described as one of the steepest and most difficult trails in the area.