North Shore rescue veteran passes away
North Shore Search and Rescue co-ordinator and spokesman Tim Jones died on the weekend. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Vancouver went into mourning Monday after the loss of one its most notable members.
Tim Jones, the long-time face of North Shore Search and Rescue, died suddenly Sunday night returning from a rescue cabin on Mt. Seymour.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our team leader, Tim Jones this evening January 19, 2014,” the organization said in a release. “We are very sad that (we) have lost our tenacious leader who has done so much for this team and our community.”
Jones was the media spokesman for NSSR and coordinated rescue efforts for those lost in the wilderness around the North Shore mountains.
Politicians, media and the public began pouring out praise for the rescuer after news of his death broke Sunday night.
“Tim represented the North Shore and B.C. at our absolute best,” said British Columbia Premier Christy Clark. “He dedicated the best part of his life to helping people in the worst moment of theirs - Tim's North Shore Rescue team often meant the difference between life and death.”