BRITISH COLUMBIA

Two climbers plucked from Crown Mountain during third rescue in three days

03/02/2015 08:40 EST | Updated 05/02/2015 05:59 EDT
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - Search crews have recovered a pair of hypothermic climbers in the third rescue on the same North Shore mountain since Saturday.

The search was executed after the two men in their mid-20s failed to return from an expedition on Crown Mountain at the expected time Sunday night.

Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue says the men were quickly located and crews were sent in from Grouse Mountain and Lynne Headwaters at first light Monday.

He says a helicopter long line was used to pluck the climbers from a steep and treacherous area where the two were stranded.

Danks says the men are uninjured but very hypothermic after spending the night on the mountain in a hole they dug in the snow.

North Shore Rescue executed two separate rescues on Crown Mountain Saturday and Sunday afternoon.