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Hiker rescued after being trapped on North Shore mountain trail

Last Updated Oct 17, 2018 at 12:05 pm PDT

View from summit of West Lion. (Source: Chris Morisawa, flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/39111047@N02/4962380584/in/photostream/

A hiker has been stranded climbing a mountain on the North Shore

Lions Bay Search and rescue has called in a helicopter

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Search crews have rescued a man trapped while hiking on the North Shore.

Martin Colwell with Lions Bay Search and Rescue said they knew the man was stuck near the summit of the West Lion, and called in a helicopter.

“We had one of those about two weeks ago where where they are actually stuck on the face itself,” he said. “They seem to have trouble finding their way up the mountain.”

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Colwell says he thinks the hiker appeared to have got “out of his depth” and lost where he was going.

“People do tend to lose the route on the way down,” he said. “I suspect he’s just in a spot (where) he can’t move in any direction.”

The search and rescue went out before 10 Wednesday morning.

The man doesn’t appear to be hurt.

North Shore rescue finds two hikers Tuesday evening

Meanwhile, North Shore Rescue says the found two hikers lost Tuesday evening near the summit of Tim Jones Peak.

The two hikers apparently ran out of water and one of them became too exhausted to continue.

The group is using the rescue as an opportunity to remind hikers to carry proper equipment and supplies when hiking.

Last night at approximately 7pm, NSR was called out for two lost and exhausted hikers near the summit of Tim Jones Peak….

Posted by North Shore Rescue on Wednesday, October 17, 2018