Mother, son rescued from North Shore mountain

North Shore Rescue vehicle on Mount Fromme. Global News

A mother and son are safe after having to call North Shore Rescue for help when they got lost on a hike near Grouse Mountain.

The pair was out for a hike on Mount Fromme on Monday, but after changing their route and coming down a different path, they became lost in a maze of trails.

Rescue crews say the hikers were dressed in only T-shirts, shorts and running shoes, and as the sun began to set, they became cold. They did have a cellphone and called for help around 6 p.m.

“Wearing shorts, T-shirt and runners on a clear, warm day is not necessarily the best thing because you get into the shade, it’s damp, you get near a river, it’s wet,” North Shore Rescue search manager Stan Sovdat said.

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Crews managed to find the hikers and helped them safely down the mountain.

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Sovdat says the pair’s experience is an excellent reminder to always be prepared when venturing into the outdoors.

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“Please be more prepared,” he said. “Bring the appropriate clothing and gear. If you’re out for a run, stay on those trails. If you’re going for a hike, know your route, know where you’re going to go, have the ability to navigate and bring the proper equipment.”

He says pack extra food and water and a way to stay warm from the ground.

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