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North Shore Rescue long-line lost hiker off Grouse Mountain

Last Updated Jan 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm PDT

File photo: Grouse Mountain. (Photo courtesy Metro Vancouver)

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – North Shore Rescue have long-lined a hiker off of Grouse Mountain who had drifted off one of the trails.

The rescue team says the hiker accidentally wandered off the BCMC trail Monday afternoon and had to be rescued by helicopter due to the terrain.

Greg Miller with the rescue team says the man is not injured, and they were able to find his location by pinging his cell-phone.

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Miller says it’s important for hikers to pay attention when hiking outdoors, especially during the colder months.

“Winter travel is a little more complicated and difficult than summer travel,” he adds. “You gotta not just watch where your feet are going but you gotta watch the markers on the trees and don’t drift too far away from them.”

It’s unknown how old the hiker is or how long he was on the mountain for, but Miller says crews received the call about 2:15 p.m.