Hiker rescued, search called off for second man after avalanche near Mount Seymour

Hiker rescued, search called off for second man after avalanche near Mount Seymour

North Shore Rescue members lift the first hiker, at right, down to safety after an avalanche on Mount Seymour on Monday. The search for the man’s hiking partner was later called off at nightfall. (Dillon Hodgin/CBC) One hiker has been rescued after an avalanche on Mount Seymour early Monday, but the search for his missing hiking partner has been called off for the night. The avalanche struck near Runner Peak early Monday morning. The first hiker was swept into some trees, but a helicopter crew rescued him by longline around 4 p.m., after he phoned 911. Crews said there’s been no contact with his hiking companion. The search was called off at nightfall. The rescued man, who was uninjured, said he’s not giving up. “They made this part as easy as it can be, but they’re still looking for my buddy … we’re still holding out hope that everybody’s […]

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