North Shore Rescue searches for new recruits

North Shore Rescue is conducting a search that has nothing to do with hikers or skiers who have gone missing in the mountains.

A number of looming retirements has NSR looking for eight new members to join the 60-person volunteer search and rescue squad. 

Trainees are expected to commit about 300 hours a year. Physical ability is a major asset but the role requires a wide-ranging skill set, which is outlined on the NSR website.

"From rope rescue, to medical, to winter travel, to helicopter operations  — you name it," said NRS spokesperson Mike Danks. "Anyone that's out there that loves the outdoors, that's community-oriented, we'd really love to hear from you."

North Shore Rescue is coming off an especially busy season, having completed a near-record number of rescues in the popular North Shore mountains.

Its new recruit application process closes April 18.

With files from Tanya Fletcher