Search and Rescue

Vernon Search and Rescue is recruiting new members to expand its team. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue looks to expand team

VSAR is recruiting new members who are passionate about outdoor recreation

Vernon Search and Rescue is recruiting new members to expand its team. (VSAR photo)
Tom Dennehy, seen in this photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. His family has made a donation to Osoyoos Search and Rescue in his name. (Contributed)

Family of Okanagan man who drowned saving dog donates to search and rescue

The family of Tom Dennehy made the donation which will go to the K9 team and first aid training

Tom Dennehy, seen in this photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. His family has made a donation to Osoyoos Search and Rescue in his name. (Contributed)
Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Search of Okanagan Lake concludes, missing person not found

An investigation into Dillon Angle’s sudden disappearance is continuing

Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon Search and Rescue, police search Okanagan Lake for missing person

The search is being conducted in the Beachcomber Bay Road area

Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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)

Road worker airlifted to Penticton hospital after spending night down 80 foot embankment

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)
Shuswap Search and Rescue members were involved in a two-day search for a man whose body was located along the Thompson River near Chase on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Facebook/Shuswap Search and Rescue)

Body of missing man located along Thompson River near Chase

RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue find drowned man near capsized kayak

Shuswap Search and Rescue members were involved in a two-day search for a man whose body was located along the Thompson River near Chase on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Facebook/Shuswap Search and Rescue)
Hundreds of students packed Vernon’s Polson Park Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, for the third iteration of the Emergency Services Showcase. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Emergency services showcase draws hundreds in Vernon

Attendees got an up-close look at equipment and vehicles used by a number of emergency services

Hundreds of students packed Vernon’s Polson Park Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, for the third iteration of the Emergency Services Showcase. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The new Vernon Serch and Rescue facility on Silver Star Road is expected to be completed by fall 2023. (VSAR photo)

New Vernon Search and Rescue home taking shape

Facility on Silver Star Road has group eager to move in to bigger space

The new Vernon Serch and Rescue facility on Silver Star Road is expected to be completed by fall 2023. (VSAR photo)
Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap Search and Rescue called when one of their own seriously injured

Volunteer mountain-biking above Larch Hills when he crashed

Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)
(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)
(COSAR/Submitted)

Injured dirt biker saved by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Rider injured her leg near Little White

(COSAR/Submitted)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Sunday afternoon. (Photo/COSAR)

Rescue on Rail Trail south of Kelowna

‘This has been an exceptionally busy year on the KVR’

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Sunday afternoon. (Photo/COSAR)
Vernon Search and Rescue was kept busy with three tasks Friday night, Aug. 26, 2022. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue called to three incidents in one night

VSAR was unable to locate a missing person in an area just north of Vernon

Vernon Search and Rescue was kept busy with three tasks Friday night, Aug. 26, 2022. (VSAR photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue safely rescued a group stranded on Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Aug. 23. (Facebook photo)

Saved after boaters are stranded on Okanagan Lake

Group was rescued by Vernon Search and Rescue on Aug. 23

Vernon Search and Rescue safely rescued a group stranded on Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Aug. 23. (Facebook photo)
Penticton Search and Rescue staging area for one of the six rescues in remote areas in the past 2 weeks. (Facebook)

Penticton Search and Rescue air and ground crews busy with injured and lost hikers

3 of the rescues were in the remote Cathedral Lakes provincial park

Penticton Search and Rescue staging area for one of the six rescues in remote areas in the past 2 weeks. (Facebook)
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)
Vernon and Penticton Search and Rescue teams helped an injured hiker out of the Monashee Mountains Tuesday, Aug. 9. (VSAR photo)

Penticton and Vernon search teams rescue injured hiker

Father and daughter in Monashee Mountain thankfully had Garmin InReach

Vernon and Penticton Search and Rescue teams helped an injured hiker out of the Monashee Mountains Tuesday, Aug. 9. (VSAR photo)
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)