Search and Rescue

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

 

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

 

The Fernie SAR used their helicopter long-line gear for 10 to 12 rescues in 2021. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)

Advice from Fernie Search and Rescue for the summer season

Calling it in when flipping a raft on the river is very important, according to Simon Piney

 

Ascent Helicopters was ‘essential’ for Tour Divide 2022 rescues in the Elk Valley, according to Simon Piney of Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)

‘It’s a miracle there were no fatalities’ in Tour Divide race: Fernie SAR head

Fernie and neighbouring search and rescue groups rescued 15 people in a span of days

Ascent Helicopters was ‘essential’ for Tour Divide 2022 rescues in the Elk Valley, according to Simon Piney of Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)
(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)
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

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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)
(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)
Two hikers were “cliffed out” on the ridge of Mount Wapiti on June 8, and were longline-rescued by Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)

Fernie SAR has busy start to the season with three rescue calls in a week

One of the calls involved longlining two hikers from a mountain ridge at 2,300 metres elevation

Two hikers were “cliffed out” on the ridge of Mount Wapiti on June 8, and were longline-rescued by Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)
Fernie Search and Rescue had been called out over 10 times since the start of the 2022 Tour Divide race as of Tuesday, June 14. (Stock photo)

‘Risk of hypothermia is extreme’: Fernie SAR rescues several people since start of 2022 Tour Divide race

Hypothermia risk is high and helicopter rescues are not guaranteed amid stormy weather

Fernie Search and Rescue had been called out over 10 times since the start of the 2022 Tour Divide race as of Tuesday, June 14. (Stock photo)
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police say search for boater in waters off Vancouver now a missing persons file

46-year-old Surrey, B.C., man has not been seen since renting a motorboat from Granville Island

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air, water search underway after empty powerboat found drifting off Vancouver

5-metre rental motorboat adrift in English Bay with motor running

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Contributed Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Search and Rescue saves paraglider from tree near Agassiz

The pilot was uninjured after being lowered to safety

(Contributed Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue services. The gap is the result of a new delay in the military's new Kingfisher rescue planes, news of which comes months after the air force retired the last of its ancient Buffalo aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Military dealing with gap in search-and-rescue services due to new procurement delay

The military’s new Kingfisher search-and-rescue planes won’t be ready for another three years

A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue services. The gap is the result of a new delay in the military's new Kingfisher rescue planes, news of which comes months after the air force retired the last of its ancient Buffalo aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

RECOVERED: Central Cariboo Search and rescue truck is back home, tools still missing

CCSAR Chief Rick White says he’s relieved the specialized truck has been found

Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sparwood SAR swiftwater team in training on Apr. 6 2022, practicing skills for the 2022 summer season. (Image courtesy of Sparwood Search and Rescue)

Sparwood SAR has busy year with 19 callouts and thousands of hours of volunteer time

Sparwood SAR gave an update on activities and plans to the District of Sparwood

Sparwood SAR swiftwater team in training on Apr. 6 2022, practicing skills for the 2022 summer season. (Image courtesy of Sparwood Search and Rescue)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen overnight from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. SAR team’s truck, tools stolen in Cariboo

‘Who would take life-saving tools’: Williams Lake RCMP investigate the overnight theft

A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen overnight from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue awarded for rescuing 200 people during Abbotsford flooding

Team of volunteers awarded for outstanding efforts with inaugural John MacGregor Award

Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)
A section of Coal Creek that was damaged and washed out during the flooding events of November, 2021. (Image courtesy of Andrés González of Andres Flyfishing)

Snowmobiler seriously injured after launching 50 feet off washed out riverbank at Coal Creek

The man was lifted with a helicopter to an ambulance, before being taken to Elk Valley Hospital

A section of Coal Creek that was damaged and washed out during the flooding events of November, 2021. (Image courtesy of Andrés González of Andres Flyfishing)
Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)

Blind B.C. Paralympian and super-sniffing pooch prep to find missing people

Jessica Tuomela, partnering with trained canine Lucy, aims to keep vulnerable Canadians safe

Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)