Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue helped three teenage men off Alouette Mountain Sunday morning. (Contributed)

Teens rescued after spending frozen night on Alouette Mountain

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue were notified after a distress call on an emergency satellite beacon

Three male teenagers were rescued from Alouette Mountain Saturday night.

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue members were paged at around 7:40 p.m. after the teens sent out a distress call on their emergency satellite beacon that was relayed to Ridge Meadows RCMP.

When cellphone contact was made, search team members learned that the group was lightly equipped and not prepared to spend the night in sub-zero temperatures in the snow.

When reached again, at about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, the teens told rescuers that two of them were actually soaking wet from the hike up, they had no stove or source of heat and the onset of hypothermia was underway.

The group did have a tent and sleeping bags, but the items were not suitable for the winter mountain environment.

A search team was transported part way up the mountain by a side-by-side UTV along a fire access road. The team got the group into dry clothing and started heating water and food.

However, a punctured tire at the drop site meant that the second team had to hike up the mountain to the gear cache, where extra supplies of food, water, propane and heat packs were stored, while the UTV limped back to base.

Search and rescue members stayed with the men until first light Sunday morning, when they moved to a location suitable for a helicopter landing. It took three flights to extract all three teens from the mountain.

The rescue was completed by 8:45 a.m. The teens were transported by ambulance to Ridge Meadows Hospital for evaluation.

 

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue helped three teenage men off Alouette Mountain Sunday morning. (Contributed)

Just Posted

Record turnout for Five Corners concert in White Rock

Abba/Elton John/Billy Joel salute attracts an estimated 4,500 people

Man facing seven charges after alleged threats at Surrey restaurant

Surrey RCMP say incident at Whalley business was ‘very traumatic’ for customers and employees

Witchazel rocks again with CD of ‘Lost Tapes’ from band’s ’80s glory days

Surrey bar a stage for ‘Cancer Killer Rock Party’ on Aug. 30

Delta police secure 94 charges in dial-a-dope bust

Seven people with ties to the Red Scorpion gang are facing drug and firearm charges

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say missing 66-year-old man found safe

Verne Raynard was last seen at 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 12 in the 10500-block of 125B Street

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Hot, dry conditions forces drought rating to highest level on Vancouver Island

The province says Vancouver Island is under Stage 4 drought conditions

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

Pesticides linked to bee deaths will be phased out in Canada, sources say

Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are a class of pesticides used by farmers and hobby gardeners alike

Most Read

l -->