Two vacationers are fortunate to be alive after spending greater than 24 hours stranded in snowy situations on the North Shore Mountains, in keeping with rescue crews.
Authorities mentioned the 2 hikers – a person and lady from South America – set out from the car parking zone of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park on Saturday afternoon, hours earlier than the weekend’s snowstorm struck.
The hikers made it to Norvan Falls, however misplaced their means heading again as darkness fell.
Search supervisor Dave Barnett informed CTV Information the vacationers lacked satisfactory gear, and had been wearing garments “(not) appropriate for in a single day situations.” In addition they seem to have misplaced their solely telephone throughout the hike.
“They’re extraordinarily fortunate,” mentioned Barnett. “They already had in a single day indicators of hypothermia and so they had extraordinarily chilly fingers and toes.”
North Shore Rescue mentioned each hikers had been taken to hospital on Sunday, however gave the impression to be OK.
The incident ought to function a reminder to at all times examine situations and be ready, Barnett mentioned.
With recordsdata from CTV Information Vancouver’s Kevin Charach