Search and Rescue

Military to fly old rescue planes longer as COVID-19 delays new aircraft

Planes are all around 50 years old and scheduled for retirement as maintenance requirements have grown

 

Chilliwack Search and Rescue kept busy on B.C. Day long weekend

Six callouts in 10 hours Friday continued a trend of more outdoor enthusiasts needing help in 2020

 

Man dies during BASE jump from Hope Mountain

Authorities are not releasing the man’s name, an experienced BASE jumper who passed away July 15

 

B.C. search and rescue groups responded to 700 calls in first half of 2020

Province announces annual funding as part of Budget 2020

Popkum fire chief urges caution after Saturday rescue from Bridal Veil Falls

11-year-old boy was stable, fire chief Walter Roos said, when delivered to a waiting ambulance

Rescuers come up empty after scouring Coquihalla River for 50-year-old man

Police, search teams, drones and helicopters were involved in the two-day search

  • Jul 7, 2020

UPDATE: Richmond RCMP find body of missing swimmer in Fraser River

The person went missing in the middle arm of the river

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

Soggy dog plucked from Vedder River by Chilliwack Search and Rescue

A 10 month old puppy bit off far more than she could chew throwing herself into the rushing river

Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago

Reports of a vehicle over an embankment prompted police, SAR, fire crews and ambulance response

UPDATE: Body of 22-year-old man from India recovered from Vedder River in Chilliwack

Young man was swimming in the the river with friends Monday near Teskey Rock when he was lost

GoFundMe set up to help Abbotsford family after two children die in ATV accident

Three members of a family of five survived the tragedy at Foley Lake in Chilliwack

GoFundMe set up to help Abbotsford family after two children die in ATV accident

Three members of a family of five survived the tragedy at Foley Lake in Chilliwack

Good Samaritans help three people survive ATV accident at Foley Lake in Chilliwack

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

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

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

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

Four members of Chilliwack Search and Rescue now avalanche ready

During a recent training course on Mt. Seymour small slides were triggered, and skills were tested

‘Risky rescue’ for three Chilliwack teens who went down 40-foot cliff in Promontory

One boy and two girls had to be rescued after going down a steep embankment at a party in Chilliwack

RCMP say search for missing snowmobiler in B.C. now a recovery operation

Police say the missing man’s snowmobile was recovered

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