Search and Rescue

Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)

Israeli police response to animal rights a stark contrast to that of B.C. police: Kelowna activist

Amy Soranno was convicted of break and enter after a hog farm protest with Meat the Victims

 

Multiple fake emergency calls have been sent out by Apple products in rural B.C. areas in the last couple of weeks. (Kimberley SAR/Special to The News)

B.C. search and rescue warns nature goers about relying on tech in the wilderness

Reminder comes amidst rise in false emergency calls being sent by Apple products

 

Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)

Chilliwack man’s stories featured in search and rescue book

Rescue Me includes a chapter involving former Chilliwack SAR member Adam Laurie

 

Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler told KTW there were some civilians who showed up on the mountain on Nov. 13, 2022, who wanted to help, but they were told to leave. (Image/ Kamloops Search and Rescue)

Man accused of being belligerent to SAR volunteers during Kamloops mountain rescue

A man was released without charge after allegedly acting belligerently toward rescuers

  • Nov 15, 2022
Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler told KTW there were some civilians who showed up on the mountain on Nov. 13, 2022, who wanted to help, but they were told to leave. (Image/ Kamloops Search and Rescue)
Penticton Search and Rescue responded with a dozen volunteers including two ground units and later their air operations team to assist in the rescue of a road grader who spent the night trapped near Chute Lake. (PENSAR)

B.C. road worker spends night down 80-foot embankment; airlifted to hospital

Penticton Search and Rescue had to airlift the victim suffering from severe exposure

Penticton Search and Rescue responded with a dozen volunteers including two ground units and later their air operations team to assist in the rescue of a road grader who spent the night trapped near Chute Lake. (PENSAR)
(Photo - @MerrittRCMP/Twitter)

Search ongoing for missing woman last seen on Highway 97C between Merritt and Logan Lake

Jacqueline McDermott was last seen on Thursday, Sept. 29

(Photo - @MerrittRCMP/Twitter)
(Ed Henczel/COSAR)

Okanagan search and rescue teams find man lost overnight in Kelowna backcountry

A mountain biker got lost on the Angel Springs trails and had to spend a cold, wet night in the forest

(Ed Henczel/COSAR)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: RCMP confirm body recovery Friday in Chilliwack River Valley

SOS beacon triggered after climber fell on Mt. Slesse near Chilliwack

Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack SAR members use head lamps to carry stretcher in the dark on call in Chilliwack River Valley on Aug. 21, 2022. (Chilliwack SAR)

Chilliwack SAR rescued mountain climbers on Cheam, attended calls in Chilliwack River Valley

Search and Rescue teams kept hopping with 4 calls, including stretcher carry-down from Lindeman

Chilliwack SAR members use head lamps to carry stretcher in the dark on call in Chilliwack River Valley on Aug. 21, 2022. (Chilliwack SAR)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue assisted a hiker who was stranded on a mountain in Golden Ears Park on Aug. 17, bringing him down with a longline rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)

Helicopter rescue saves hiker in Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge search team assists man stuck on a steep slope

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue assisted a hiker who was stranded on a mountain in Golden Ears Park on Aug. 17, bringing him down with a longline rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
TEAAM Aeromedical President Miles Randell demonstrates how to load and unload patients from a helicopter in Campbell River on Nov. 4, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Newly-launched Island-based air rescue team has few equivalents in North America

Rapid response to emergencies in hard-to-reach Vancouver Island, North Coast locations

TEAAM Aeromedical President Miles Randell demonstrates how to load and unload patients from a helicopter in Campbell River on Nov. 4, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue and Talon helicopters rescued a hiker who was lost on the Golden Ears Mountains on Thursday evening. (RMSAR/Special to The News)

B.C. search team rescues hiker from Golden Ears Mountains

Search and Rescue warns people to bring navigation tools into the back country

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue and Talon helicopters rescued a hiker who was lost on the Golden Ears Mountains on Thursday evening. (RMSAR/Special to The News)
Access helicopters transported Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue members to a remote area near Mount Waddington to rescue two hikers July 29. (Photo submitted)

Hikers rescued off B.C.’s ‘Mystery Mountain’ after falling rock strikes one

Injured hiker began bleeding profusely at 11,000 feet up Mount Waddington Friday

Access helicopters transported Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue members to a remote area near Mount Waddington to rescue two hikers July 29. (Photo submitted)
A Talon Helicopters aircraft transported Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members to Widgeon Falls, where a swimmer went missing on Wednesday night. (Ridge Meadows SAR/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Search and Rescue teams seek woman feared drowned at Widgeon Falls

Popular hiking spot near Pitt Lake scene of potential drowning

A Talon Helicopters aircraft transported Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members to Widgeon Falls, where a swimmer went missing on Wednesday night. (Ridge Meadows SAR/Special to The News)
(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Final search of Mission Creek after woman goes missing during Kelowna floods

The search will continue on Saturday, June 25

(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
Toby Salin, a member of the Whistler SAR Society has been found dead after he went missing Thursday (June 16), the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association confirmed Sunday (June 19). (Courtesy Pemberton RCMP)

Missing Whistler Search and Rescue member found dead

Toby Salin had last been seen in Pemberton on Thursday (June 16) morning

Toby Salin, a member of the Whistler SAR Society has been found dead after he went missing Thursday (June 16), the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association confirmed Sunday (June 19). (Courtesy Pemberton RCMP)
Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Fatigue and weather pause search for missing Kelowna woman and dog

COSAR Manager says 152 people came to assist with the search on Saturday

Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)

Creek still too high to search for missing Kelowna woman

Mission Creek remains over capacity

(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)
A Parliamentary petition is calling for an increase of the tax credit available to fire and search and rescue volunteers. (William Snow photo for The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack-area volunteer first responders face financial pressure as inflation spikes

A petition urges an increase to the tax credit available to fire and search and rescue volunteers

A Parliamentary petition is calling for an increase of the tax credit available to fire and search and rescue volunteers. (William Snow photo for The Chilliwack Progress)
(Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Search underway for person possibly swept away in Kelowna’s Mission Creek

Search and rescue team called in to 1300-block of Pasadena Road

(Brittany Webster/Capital News)
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