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Fearless B.C. SAR leader Jones remembered as hero

Jan. 21, 2014 – Tim Jones, who spent years in B.C. rescuing people in distress, is being remembered today as a hero by family, friends and those whose lives he saved.


January 21, 2014
By CBC NEWS

Jan. 21, 2014 – Tim Jones, who spent years in B.C. rescuing people in distress, is being remembered today as a hero by family, friends and those whose lives he saved.

Jones, the leader and spokesman for North Shore Rescue, died on Sunday evening after collapsing from sudden cardiac arrest on a trail near a rescue cabin on Mount Seymour.

The 57-year-old had been a volunteer with the rescue service since 1987, while also working as an advanced life-support paramedic and paramedic-in-charge for the B.C. Ambulance Service in North Vancouver.

Jones had been involved in about 2,000 rescues over the past 2½ decades, including one a few weeks ago when hiker Luci Cadman lost her way on Mount Seymour.
Tim Jones paramedic

North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones will be missed by the service to which he dedicated his life. Jones was a vocal and dedicated advocate for the all volunteer team and a real life hero to those whose lives he helped save. (Dreamfilm/Facebook)

"It was a clear trail for the first couple of hours. It was getting high up. There was snow there. And then suddenly it just went dead. There were trees everywhere across the road where the trail should have been. There was no visibility of a trail at all," said Cadman.

In hindsight, Cadman said, she should have turned back. But she thought if she kept going she would eventually reach a road.

"It got pretty treacherous. I crossed a few small creeks, had a few falls, fell through a few bridges," said Cadman. | READ MORE