B.C. search and rescue crews say they continue to see a surge in calls.
The BC Search and Rescue Association says volunteers performed 110 tasks during the first two weeks of July, a 50 per cent increase over the same time period last year.
Last month, the BCSARA said volunteers were tasked to 50 calls in a week, many of which were related to dementia or mental health issues.
Warmer weather and more of the economy reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic add an extra layer of risk.
Search and rescue teams have made repeated appeals this spring for added caution in the backcountry due to COVID-19.
— With files from Simon Little