BC hiking: Injured dog, hypothermic hikers rescued from Metro Vancouver mountain

Vancouver –

A group of hypothermic hikers and their dog are safe after being rescued from a Metro Vancouver mountain Wednesday afternoon.

In a post on social media, North Shore Rescue said the hikers on Mount Seymour were trying to save their dog, who was injured along the way. The rescue crew was called in to help, saying the hikers were hypothermic to say the least, so they were offered warm jackets and warm vests.

While the walkers could go out, the injured puppy apparently did not like the stretcher it was offered.

“The members took turns carrying it out on our shoulders,” North Shore Rescue said, adding that the dog handled it “like a champion.”

“All humans and animals are now safely out of the field.”

Once the weather has cooled, conditions can vary dramatically on hikes in the North Shore.

The regional rescue agency recommends hikers take the “10 essentials” with them on all hikes, which include a light, signaling equipment, warm clothing, pocket knife, emergency shelter, water and food, first aid kit, fire starter, navigation and cell phone.

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