North Shore Rescue

UPDATE 12:37 p.m.

North Shore Rescue crews have pulled a couple from a Vancouver-area mountain near a peak known as the “Widowmaker.”

Rescue workers say they received a distress call from the man and woman on Crown Mountain last night from a satellite phone with a spotty signal.

Peter Haigh says the woman could not walk after suffering ankle and other injuries after she apparently slid about 45-metres down an icy slope.

ORIGINAL 8:45 a.m.

Rescuers are preparing to head out into Vancouver's North Shore mountains this morning, searching for a couple who had to spend the night on Crown Mountain -- just north of Grouse Mountain.

A tweet from North Shore Rescue says the call came in it at about eight last night, capping a day that included six rescues as people took advantage of a sunny long weekend to venture into the unexpectedly icy backcountry.

First responders believe one of the two people on Crown Mountain may have an ankle injury.

A helicopter will be dispatched as soon as possible, with plans to lift the injured person to safety.

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