Search and Rescue

Vernon Search and Rescue members teamed up with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. and B.C. Emergency Health Services personnel to safely rescued a passenger injured in an ATV rollover near Vernon Saturday, June 3. (VSAR photo)

Emergency crews come to aid of injured ATV passenger near Vernon

Incident happened Saturday night in hills east of Vernon; injured person in/out of consciousness

 

Members of Penticton and District Search and Rescue at the group’s 50th-anniversary party at Gyro Park in Penticton on May 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Happy Birthday: Penticton Search and Rescue celebrates 50 years at Gyro Park

Party featured food, live music and interactive games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Jessica Tuomela with her golden retriever Lucy, who she has been training to work as a discriminant scent-trailing canine. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Blind Paralympian finds missing Greater Victoria resident with the help of her dog

Lucy, a discriminant scent-trailing canine, found a missing person around Elk Lake

 

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West Kelowna fire captain. (Black Press file photo)
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West Kelowna fire captain. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue’s new building on Silver Star Road was unveiled at a ribbon cutting event Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘It’s everything they were asking for’: Vernon Search and Rescue’s new home

Building on Silver Star Road is 12,000 square feet, more than double the size of their old building

Vernon Search and Rescue’s new building on Silver Star Road was unveiled at a ribbon cutting event Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon Search and Rescue crews rescued two people stranded up Whiteman Creek forest service road Thursday, May 11, 2023. (VSAR photo)

Pair saved from Okanagan flood zone

Vernon Search and Rescue guided the individuals trapped in the backcountry on OKIB land

Vernon Search and Rescue crews rescued two people stranded up Whiteman Creek forest service road Thursday, May 11, 2023. (VSAR photo)
James (right) and Ben find out just how much gear police officers carry during a Kelowna Fire Department Open House and Emergency Services Showcase in Kelowna on May 7, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Organized chaos as kids, adults check out emergency services open house in Kelowna

Kids were put to the test with a firefighting course

  • May 7, 2023
James (right) and Ben find out just how much gear police officers carry during a Kelowna Fire Department Open House and Emergency Services Showcase in Kelowna on May 7, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Rescue from the Enderby Cliffs. (PENSAR)

Vernon, Penticton search and rescue crews team up to save injured hiker

A hiker had to be airlifted out of the Enderby Cliffs area

Rescue from the Enderby Cliffs. (PENSAR)
Rescue from the Enderby Cliffs. (PENSAR)

Vernon, Penticton search and rescue crews team up to save injured hiker

A hiker had to be airlifted out of the Enderby Cliffs area

Rescue from the Enderby Cliffs. (PENSAR)
The snow-covered top of Mount Seymour is visible through low cloud as a Harbour Air floatplane approaches Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 28, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

North Shore Rescue saves two backcountry skiers lost on Mt Seymour

Pair of women got lost after accidentally skiing into the out of bounds

The snow-covered top of Mount Seymour is visible through low cloud as a Harbour Air floatplane approaches Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 28, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A broken down boat and its passengers were rescued off Okanagan Lake Saturday evening. (Vernon Search and Rescue photo)

Crews rescue boat in distress on Okanagan Lake

Vernon Search and Rescue’s first boat call of the year

A broken down boat and its passengers were rescued off Okanagan Lake Saturday evening. (Vernon Search and Rescue photo)
Pentiction Search and Rescue’s utility terrain vehicle, which was used during a rescue of a stranded ATV user northeast of Summerland on April 25. (PENSAR)

Busy afternoon for Penticton Search and Rescue

Tuesday saw two calls from the RCMP for Search and Rescue teams

Pentiction Search and Rescue’s utility terrain vehicle, which was used during a rescue of a stranded ATV user northeast of Summerland on April 25. (PENSAR)
Search and Rescue volunteers from across B.C. gathered in Kelowna April 14-16, 2023 to participate in the Central Okanagan Ropes Exercise. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Getting teams on the same level with search and rescue ropes training in Kelowna

Teams from all over B.C. travelled to Kelowna for the exercise

  • Apr 16, 2023
Search and Rescue volunteers from across B.C. gathered in Kelowna April 14-16, 2023 to participate in the Central Okanagan Ropes Exercise. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Around 15 Penticton and Area Search and Rescue spent their Easter Sunday rescuing a climber who had broke his leg at Skaha Bluffs. (PENSAR)

Badly injured climber rescued from cave by Penticton Search and Rescue

Over 20 searchers and fellow climbers helped in the evacuation at Skaha Bluffs Easter Sunday

Around 15 Penticton and Area Search and Rescue spent their Easter Sunday rescuing a climber who had broke his leg at Skaha Bluffs. (PENSAR)
Three hikers and their dogs had to be rescued from High Rim Trail in Lake Country using a helicopter and snowmobile. (Photo/COSAR)

Helicopter rescue for hikers and their dogs stranded in Lake Country

Two men, a woman and their dogs were plucked from High Rim Trail

Three hikers and their dogs had to be rescued from High Rim Trail in Lake Country using a helicopter and snowmobile. (Photo/COSAR)
VSAR members gather to disperse information. (VSAR photo)

Vernon SAR rescue dog and three hikers

22 VSAR members responded

VSAR members gather to disperse information. (VSAR photo)
Rona Tepper and Kristen Gribble are among six women who are active RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach crew members, out of a total 28. Tenures of the women range from eight months to 7.5 years. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Number of women on South Surrey marine-rescue team ‘a bit of anomaly’

More than one-fifth of active RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach crew members are women

Rona Tepper and Kristen Gribble are among six women who are active RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach crew members, out of a total 28. Tenures of the women range from eight months to 7.5 years. (Contributed photo)
Sledders at Greystokes on Monday, March 13. (COSAR)

‘Sledders did everything right’: Injured snowmobiler rescued from Okanagan backcountry

COSAR helped to bring an injured snowmobiler to safety

Sledders at Greystokes on Monday, March 13. (COSAR)
VSAR made an emergency rescue early Sunday morning to retrieve a lost snowmobiler. (VSAR Facebook)

Vernon search and rescue save snowmobiler

The lost sledder was found around 2 a.m. on Saturday

VSAR made an emergency rescue early Sunday morning to retrieve a lost snowmobiler. (VSAR Facebook)
Golden and District Search and Rescue photo from Alpine Helicopters. (Facebook)

Injured snowmobiler near Golden airlifted to safety

The person had an upper arm injury

Golden and District Search and Rescue photo from Alpine Helicopters. (Facebook)