A man in his forties is doing okay after being helped down from the halfway point of North Vancouver’s Grouse Grind.
District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue were called out to the trail earlier Wednesday evening.
“While responding we were advised that the patient was attended to by two North Shore Rescue members who were actually doing the Grind,” says David Burgess with the District’s Fire Rescue team. “And so we were able to communicate and coordinate the rescue with two members of North Shore Rescue, and the District of North Vancouver Fire Service Rescue members.”
The man was examined by paramedics.
“Our members did an initial assessment of the individual on the mountain. It was determined he was able to walk. They took their time and guided him out. And when he got to the bottom, BC Ambulance Service did another evaluation, gave him some minor treatment…and then released him.”
Burgess says North Shore Rescue members generally volunteer to hike the Grouse Grind towards the end of the day.
And happened to meet the man on their hike up.