The Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch team was called to assist in the rescue of two Shuswap backcountry sledders Friday, April 2, 2021. (VSAR photo)

The Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch team was called to assist in the rescue of two Shuswap backcountry sledders Friday, April 2, 2021. (VSAR photo)

Vernon heli-winch team assists in Shuswap rescue

Two backcountry sledders were rescued from the Blue Lake/Kingfisher area Friday morning

Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch team flew into action in the Shuswap Friday, April 2.

Working alongside Shuswap Search and Rescue volunteers, VSAR’s Air Rescue One team succeeded in rescuing a pair of backcountry sledders in the Blue Lake/Kingfisher area.

VSAR’s Air Rescue One was the first search and rescue team in B.C. to develop helicopter winch rescue back in 2014, and they service a wide area. The team continues to rescue dozens of people per year across the Thompson Okanagan region.

“Happy Easter everyone, stay safe out there,” the service said Saturday.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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