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Two hikers rescued on the North Shore

Last Updated Jun 30, 2019 at 6:58 pm PDT

FILE - Mount Gardner (Source: VancouverTrails.com)

Crews attended to two injured hikers Sunday

Although both suffered broken bones they were extracted safely

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A pair of dramatic rescues kept members of the North Shore Rescue busy Sunday.

Two hikers suffered broken bones and had to be rescued by helicopter.

This morning, crew members responded a hiker who fell near Lions Bay, and suffered an open leg fracture.

Rescue team leader Mike Danks says soon after crews extracted the hiker, they were called to attend to another near Norvan Falls.

The 55-year-old hiker was unconscious, and had suffered a head injury as well as a broken wrist.

“That required a significant amount of resources up there,” he says.

Danks says they were prepared for a demanding weekend.

“We kind of pre-planned for a busy weekend. We ensured that we had enough personnel that stayed in town over the weekend,” he explains.

The North Shore Rescue team consists of about 50 volunteers.

They are reminding you to be safe and prepared if you’re heading out for a hike or planning on an outdoor adventure this Canada Day weekend.