Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:
"I was saddened to hear the tragic news about Tim Jones.
"Tim represented the North Shore and B.C. at our absolute best. 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.
"North Shore Rescue was a full-time, often dangerous job - which makes it all the more amazing that it was voluntary. On his own, Tim built one of North America's most innovative and successful search-and-rescue teams. To date, they have found over 1,000 people and saved dozens of lives.
"I was honoured to present Tim with the Order of British Columbia in 2011. I can think of no one who deserved it more.
"My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed."
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