Search and Rescue

A 17-year-old snowmobiler used his backcountry survival sense in preparation to spend the night on the mountain near 100 Mile House Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 after getting lost. (South Cariboo Search and Rescue Facebook photo)

Teen praised for backcountry survival skills after getting lost in B.C.’s Cariboo mountains

“This young man did everything right after things went wrong.”

 

A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox is taking part in the search for a missing kayaker near Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)

Air search for missing Langford kayaker called off

Ground search continues; kayaker set off near Sooke at noon Sunday

 

Chilliwack Search and Rescue were out on Dec. 31, 2020 helping a man who went down a cliff. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue spend New Year’s Eve helping man who went down cliff

Busy year for Chilliwack Search and Rescue as they responded to 109 calls in 2020

Chilliwack Search and Rescue were out on Dec. 31, 2020 helping a man who went down a cliff. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue)
Ewa Kreczman hiking earlier in the hike.

‘I’ve never been so scared in my life’: Hiker recounts wife’s rescue from Mission falls

Artur Siewierski wants to fundraise for Mission Search and Rescue Society after desperate rescue

Ewa Kreczman hiking earlier in the hike.
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue president Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)

Hero reflects on harrowing rescue of man from raging Vancouver Island river

Nick Rivers rappelled into the Little Qualicum River to save a man clinging between two waterfalls

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue president Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews rescued a man from a raging river on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. (Screencap via tiktok/@quinnteechma)

Rescue crews save man from raging waters in Vancouver Island provincial park

Arrowsmith SAR team found man clinging to a log between two waterfalls

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews rescued a man from a raging river on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. (Screencap via tiktok/@quinnteechma)
Helipad at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Misty Dowson/Facebook)

Abbotsford man rescued from popular Chilliwack hiking trail

Man had not returned to his car by nightfall, sparking concern from family members in Ontario

Helipad at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Misty Dowson/Facebook)
Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Elderly man found safe after getting stuck for 14 hours on Vancouver Island logging road

RCMP, Cowichan Search & Rescue, lead search in Skutz Falls area

Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)
An RCMP officer confers with military rescuers outside their Cormorant helicopter near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey

Good Samaritan helped Kootenay police nab, rescue suspect which drew armed forces response

Midway RCMP said a Good Samaritan helped track the suspect, then brought the arresting officer dry socks

An RCMP officer confers with military rescuers outside their Cormorant helicopter near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue saves paraglider in treetop rescue

Pilot tried to rescue themselves but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

UPDATE: Rescued paraglider being treated for non-life threatening injuries

Pilot tried to self-rescue but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
Search and Rescue Technicians carry a stretcher to the CH149 Cormorant during a 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Exercise in Tofino on February 28. (Photo by: Cpl Joey Beaudin, 19 Wing Imaging, Comox)

Father and son found dead after weeklong search near Pemberton

The father and son had set out for a day of mushroom picking last Thursday

Search and Rescue Technicians carry a stretcher to the CH149 Cormorant during a 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Exercise in Tofino on February 28. (Photo by: Cpl Joey Beaudin, 19 Wing Imaging, Comox)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members used rope and harness to get the lost hiker to a place where she could safely be extracted by helicopter. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue)

Online map of Golden Ears could lead to helicopter rescue

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue warns about dangerous ‘trail’

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members used rope and harness to get the lost hiker to a place where she could safely be extracted by helicopter. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue)
Crews attending Monday’s crash (Sept. 7), where an ATV fell down a creek bed near Davis Lake. Mission Search and Rescue Society and Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue carried out a joint operation. Dean Osen photo.

Mission Search and Rescue Society deployed twice over long weekend for ATV crashes

Sunday and Monday crashes both required a medevac for injured

Crews attending Monday’s crash (Sept. 7), where an ATV fell down a creek bed near Davis Lake. Mission Search and Rescue Society and Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue carried out a joint operation. Dean Osen photo.
Search crews and Mounties were called to two rescues over the Labour Day long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
Search crews and Mounties were called to two rescues over the Labour Day long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
Adam Wilkie, front, and his son Xander Wilkie spent the night on the face of Slesse Mountain near Chilliwack on Aug. 30, 2020 after the elder Wilkie suffered a fall. (Submitted/ Adam Wilkie)

Climber tells tale of rescue from Mt. Slesse

‘We had ledges about the size of dinner plates that we were sitting on’

Adam Wilkie, front, and his son Xander Wilkie spent the night on the face of Slesse Mountain near Chilliwack on Aug. 30, 2020 after the elder Wilkie suffered a fall. (Submitted/ Adam Wilkie)
Ali Naderi. Police say his hair may be longer than shown in this photo. (RCMP handout)
Ali Naderi. Police say his hair may be longer than shown in this photo. (RCMP handout)
RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)

Unidentified body found floating in Pitt River

Mounties confirm it was a man who had been in the water some time

RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)