KSAR finds rewarding start to New Year

KSAR finds rewarding start to New Year with a chilly dip in Okanagan Lake.

  • Jan. 7, 2016 6:00 a.m.

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

our skills.”

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


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