Squamish police briefs

Rescued. Helping hand saves the day. Squatters. Is it yours?

Squamish RCMP files from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3


A woman rock climbing near the Conroy Forest Service Road sustained serious injuries after falling on Jan. 29. BC Ambulance requested assistance from the RCMP around 4:15 p.m., but were unable to reach the climber because of a build-up of ice in the area. The Squamish Search and Rescue team helped get the climber out by helicopter. She was taken to Vancouver General Hospital by the air ambulance service.

Two days later, on Jan. 31, a hiker on the Elfin Lake Hike Trail fell and was unable to walk out. A friend hiking with him called the RCMP officers for assistance, who then turned to Squamish Search and Rescue to air lift the man out from the trail. He was taken to the Squamish General Hospital.

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Helping hand saves the day

On Sunday, Feb. 3, as winds in Squamish were reported as reaching 90 kilometres an hour, a passerby at the Squamish Estuary heard a man screaming. They found him in a white dinghy on the waters, where winds swept him overboard. The man was able to get to shore, where the passerby helped him out.


Squamish RCMP were called multiple times in January about squatters at an abandoned church on Fourth Avenue, although when they went to the church on Jan. 31, the officers were unable to find anyone in the building. The door and windows were barricaded.

Is it yours?

 A clarinet was found in its case on Tantalus Road. Someone brought it to the RCMP on Jan. 28, after discovering it at the side of the road on Jan. 27. RCMP said anyone who believes it is their clarinet should call the detachment and ask about file 2019-552.

Squamish RCMP ask anyone with information about these files to contact them at 604-892-6100 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Total Number of Files: 136

7 - False Alarms

2 - False/Abandoned 911 Calls

6 - Collision Investigation

1 - Break and Enter

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