•   
  •   
  •   

Canada6-year-old girl, 7-year-old boy found safe after spending night on Coquitlam mountain

20:00  20 may  2019
20:00  20 may  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

He’s the last surviving member of the first expedition to summit Everest

He’s the last surviving member of the first expedition to summit Everest 86-year-old Sherpa has seen tourism change life at the foot of the world's tallest mountain

UPDATE — 8:50 a.m. PT: Coquitlam Search and Rescue says the two children were found alive just before 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Search manager Ian MacDonald said "they are cold," but don't appear to be seriously injured at this time. Plans for a long-line rescue are underway.

EARLIER:

6-year-old girl, 7-year-old boy found safe after spending night on Coquitlam mountain © (Yvette Brend/CBC) Two children were long-lined to safety on Monday morning after spending the night alone on Burke Mountain. They had been hiking with their father on Sunday when the three fell from a cliff. The father hiked back out for help, but the children stayed behind. Search and rescue crews are looking for two children who are missing on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C.

Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane welcome their fifth child

Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane welcome their fifth child Chris Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are parents again seven months after welcoming twins.

RCMP say the six-year-old girl, seven-year-old boy and their father were hurt when they fell down a "steep, treacherous cliff" on their way down a hiking trail late Sunday.

A statement said the father was able to make the difficult climb back up the hill, while injured, to get help. RCMP and search and rescue teams from Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and the North Shore are still looking for the children.

Coquitlam RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik said the children were conscious when their father made the "difficult decision" to leave them. Vadik said the father thought the climb would be too dangerous for the children.

Helicopters, police dogs and a drone are being used in the search. Two streets in the area, Quarry Road and Harper Street, have been shut down in wake of the search. RCMP have asked the public to stay away from that area to avoid hampering search efforts.

More to come.

Read more

Winnipeg firefighter disappointed but proud of abruptly-ended Everest climb.
A Winnipeg firefighter who was trying to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Everest saw his journey cut short due to illness earlier this month, but the experience still left a mountain-sized impact. Chad Swayze told 680 CJOB that despite all of his training and preparations, an unexpected bout of severe bronchitis – which saw him airlifted out – put a pin in his Everest adventure. "It changed pretty much when I got to base camp," he said. "I came down with bronchitis, basically. The dry air, the glacier water that you're drinking on a continual basis ... just the altitude. It wears on a person.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!