September 4, 2018 8:42 am
Updated: September 4, 2018 8:45 pm

Injured hiker airlifted off Crown Mountain

WATCH: North Shore Rescue called in the Canadian military for help with a difficult rescue. Grace Ke explains what made the mission so challenging.

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There was drama in the North Shore Mountains overnight, as rescuers raced to save a badly injured hiker near Crown Mountain, just north of North Vancouver.

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Crews were called to were called out to The Camel shortly before 9 p.m.

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A search-and-rescue helicopter from CFB Comox was dispatched and it airlifted the victim to Vancouver International Airport shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, where an awaiting ambulance rushed him to hospital.

Five members of North Shore Rescue remained with a second hiker who wasn’t hurt, and the group was to be airlifted off the mountain after first light.

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