Longtime North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones remembered in a special Ride for Rescue

Global News

Longtime leader of North Shore Rescue who passed away suddenly earlier this year was remembered in a special event on Cypress Mountain this morning.

Dozens of cyclists rode up the mountain to honour Jones’ memory in the fourth annual Rotary Ride for Rescue.

Part of the money raised today is going towards North Shore Rescue, the organization that Jones was instrumental in leading and expanding.

Jones died of a heart attack in January while returning from the team cabin on Mount Seymour. He was 57 years old.

Jones, a longtime paramedic, volunteered with NSR for more than 20 years.

He took part in more than 1,500 searches, rescued more than a 1,000 people and saved many lives.

He became the unofficial spokesperson for search-and-rescue teams across B.C. and was an advocate for many issues.

Jones received the Order of B.C. in 2011.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.


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