RCMP received a distress call on Saturday from one hiker after a cornice collapsed on the peak of Mount Harvey, which is situated 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) north of Vancouver, in the Lions Bay area. The hiker spotted footprints leading to the summit and was concerned for the safety anyone who was in the area, RCMP said.
A cornice is an overhanging mass of ice created by high winds.
CBC News, citing one rescue team member, said the group may have fallen as much as 500 meters (1,640 feet) when the cornice collapsed.
(Reporting by Denny Thomas; Editing by Sandra Maler)
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)