Search and Rescue

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Three Calgary men make smart decision while lost in Shuswap

Adventurers’ vehicle breaks down at night in Seymour Arm area

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Penticton Search and Rescue had a busy year in 2019, clocking over 7,500 hours of volunteer time. (File photo)

Summerland man rescued following ATV accident

Helicopters used to transport injured man to Kelowna for treatment

Penticton Search and Rescue had a busy year in 2019, clocking over 7,500 hours of volunteer time. (File photo)
Image: Dave Ogilvie

Woman in distress rescued from West Kelowna trail

Emergency crews were called to the Rose Valley area about 12 p.m. Tuesday

Image: Dave Ogilvie
Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Two young children died, but if not for Joy Pringle and Hannah Reinholt, it could have been worse.

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake
Vernon Search and Rescue pulled an individual from 60 feet down an embankment off a forest service road off Westside Road Thrusday, April 30. (Rope training photo from July 2019)

UPDATE: 16-year-old charged after truck taken down North Okanagan embankment

Driver was ejected from vehicle while out Westside Road area

Vernon Search and Rescue pulled an individual from 60 feet down an embankment off a forest service road off Westside Road Thrusday, April 30. (Rope training photo from July 2019)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
COSAR rescued two lost hikers from Okanagan Mountain Park on March 28. (Contributed)

COSAR rescues two lost hikers from Okanagan Mountain Park

Two male hikers were overdue from a hike they left for on the morning of March 28

COSAR rescued two lost hikers from Okanagan Mountain Park on March 28. (Contributed)
Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

Be safe while using the outdoors for social distancing, B.C. search and rescue group urges

Provides list of recommendations so you can come home safe

Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
A couple of snowmobilers who got stuck near Sugar Lake were rescued by Vernon Search and Rescue March 7. (VSAR photo)

Day trip turns dark for snowmobilers in North Okanagan

Couple went out “for a few hours” and almost got stuck spending the night out in the dark

A couple of snowmobilers who got stuck near Sugar Lake were rescued by Vernon Search and Rescue March 7. (VSAR photo)
Mock evacuation notice exercise planned for RDOS

Mock evacuation notice exercise planned for RDOS

Penticton Search and Rescue is planning an evacuation excerise Feb. 24 within the RDOS

Mock evacuation notice exercise planned for RDOS
A lost snowmobiler was able to successfully get home safely, but Penticton Search and Rescue is reminding people that this isn’t always the case. (File photo)

Penticton Search and Rescue issues advisory after second snowmobiler stranded in two weeks

The snowmobiler was able to snowshoe back to safety, without knowing that anyone was looking for him.

  • Feb 16, 2020
A lost snowmobiler was able to successfully get home safely, but Penticton Search and Rescue is reminding people that this isn’t always the case. (File photo)
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RCMP say search for missing snowmobiler in B.C. now a recovery operation

Police say the missing man’s snowmobile was recovered

FILE. (Black Press Media)
Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Man describes being ‘clobbered’ by mudslide up rural Hope road

Tim Helmer woke to his car spinning in the dark, with debris and water flowing over windshield

Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).

One snowmobiler found dead after getting stuck in tree well near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was activated twice on January 31

A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).
In January 2018, Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the Boulder Mountain Area for two lost snowmobilers. (File)

Calgary man dies in snowmobiling incident near Revelstoke

Boulder Mountain is a popular snowmobiling area west of the city

In January 2018, Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the Boulder Mountain Area for two lost snowmobilers. (File)
Penticton Search and Rescue are on the scene after an individual became stranded earlier today. (File Photo)

Update: Individual successfully rescued from hills above Penticton

An individual became stranded earlier this morning.

  • Jan 19, 2020
Penticton Search and Rescue are on the scene after an individual became stranded earlier today. (File Photo)
At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)

Four stranded by surging seas on a rock off Tofino

Rescue chopper lifts a walker and three boogie boarders to safety after two hours at Long Beach

At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)
RCM-SAR 64 responded to a Mayday call near Smith Island on March 26 with the Bravo-Geoff Gould. (RCM-SAR 64 photo)

Crews rescue fisherman pulled under water by gear off northern B.C. coast

Port authority, RCM-SAR 64 and Coast Guard vessels responded to the mayday call to save a life

RCM-SAR 64 responded to a Mayday call near Smith Island on March 26 with the Bravo-Geoff Gould. (RCM-SAR 64 photo)
Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Snow still a factor in some B.C. mountains, warns search and rescue

Hiking in light summer clothing, without proper footwear or any survival gear is not recommended

Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)