Search and Rescue

Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

VIDEO: CFB Comox 442 Squadron recaps B.C. flood rescue mission

The Royal Canadian Air Force has released a video interview with warrant…

 

The water off Port Renfrew could be threatened without a federally-funded search and rescue and environmental response service in Port Renfrew, says the Pacheedaht First Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. First Nation wants feds to expedite plans for marine rescue centre

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht chief says talks stalled on $22-million project for Port Renfrew

 

BC Adventure Smart has a trip planning app that allows users to make a trip plan and send it to a friend or family member. The app is available for free. (BC Adventure Smart file)

Call 911, don’t change voicemail to detail location when lost on hikes: BC SAR

A post circulating the internet suggests changing outgoing voicemail if lost, SAR says call 911

 

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron visited Shuswap Lake for a training exercise with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) Shuswap Station 106 members on Oct. 13, 2021. (Contributed)

Royal Canadian Air Force squad trains with local search and rescue on Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Station 106 grateful for training opportunity

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron visited Shuswap Lake for a training exercise with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) Shuswap Station 106 members on Oct. 13, 2021. (Contributed)
Penticton Search and Rescue’s trucks and side-by-sides were used to rescue an injured cyclist near the oven rocks in Naramata Saturday. (Submitted)

Injured cyclist rescued from Penticton KVR trail rock ovens

This was Penticton Search and Rescue’s second call on Saturday

Penticton Search and Rescue’s trucks and side-by-sides were used to rescue an injured cyclist near the oven rocks in Naramata Saturday. (Submitted)
Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)

Couple found dead in apparent ATV rollover near Summerland-Princeton Highway

The couple departed on their black and red Polaris side-by-side ATV in an unknown direction

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)
Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Search continues for overdue couple ATVing near Summerland-Princeton Highway

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home Oct. 1

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)
(Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

2021 busiest year for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

The group responded to its 86th task of the year, compared to 81 in 2020

(Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Members of the Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue during a 2019 rescue. (Photo courtesy of Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue)

Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue assists ATVers on 27th call of the year

A group of ATVers had become stranded and one injured southwest of Oliver

Members of the Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue during a 2019 rescue. (Photo courtesy of Oliver and Osoyoos Search and Rescue)
Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate fatal ATV collision in Lake Country

The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25

Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was getting ready to unveil their new West Kelowna location when they were called to rescue two lost hikers in Peachland. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)

COSAR gear cache unveiling interrupted by Peachland rescue

The rescue group was unveiling its new West Kelowna gear cache when the call came

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was getting ready to unveil their new West Kelowna location when they were called to rescue two lost hikers in Peachland. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue)
Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)

Missing motorist found down embankment in West Kelowna after crash

This was Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s 81st call in 2021

Ten COSAR members, including a COSAR dog team, aided an RCMP dog team and helicopter in the search. (Contributed)
The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for missing Newfoundland fishers

Father calls for all-out effort after pair disappears off coast of Labrador

The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell
VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)

Missing hikers in SilverStar area located, says Vernon Search and Rescue

The pair had gone for a hike near SilverStar and gotten way off track

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
(File photo)

Hiker rescued after falling from cliff above Kelowna service road

The hiker fell approximately seven metres onto a rocky area

(File photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue rescues an injured quad rider in the Cook Creek area on Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue)

Search and rescue is free so don’t delay, association reminds British Columbians

Search and rescue groups say a call to 911 is free and can save lives

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue rescues an injured quad rider in the Cook Creek area on Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue)
North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)

B.C. search and rescue team commends ‘excellent’ preparation of overdue camper

North Shore Rescue says good planning from the camper greatly aided rescue efforts

North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)
A smoky view of Swiss Peak summit. (Parks Canada photo)
A smoky view of Swiss Peak summit. (Parks Canada photo)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responded to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail twice within 24 hours on July 13 and 14. (COSAR/Instagram)

2 rescues in 2 days on Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Two mountain bikers were injured

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responded to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail twice within 24 hours on July 13 and 14. (COSAR/Instagram)
The now-collapsed crane pictured before it fell in downtown Kelowna on March 26, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Fifth body found in Kelowna crane collapse, investigations continue

Man buried beneath rubble when the crane fell on his office building

The now-collapsed crane pictured before it fell in downtown Kelowna on March 26, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)