Keremeos Search and Rescue, Oliver Search
and Rescue, and Penticton Search and Rescue Swift
water Rescue technicians took to the chilly waters of
Okanagan Lake on January 1 to support the Kinsmen
Club’s annual polar bear dip in Trout Creek.
Nearly 500 spectators and brave swimmers
attended the event, making it one of the largest polar
bear dip events in the region.
“Our primary task at the polar bear dip is to
provide a safe experience for everyone involved,
in particular the swimmers.” said Darrell Taylor, a
member of the regional
Swift water Rescue Team. “It’s also a great
opportunity for KSAR members and other SAR
members to meet the public and practice some of
Keremeos SAR is a local volunteer organization
comprised of over 10 dedicated men and women.
If you are interested in learning more about SAR
in Keremeos or ways to support this important service
organization, please contact Darrell Taylor at