rescue

An RCMP officer confers with military rescuers outside their Cormorant helicopter near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey

Good Samaritan helped Kootenay police nab, rescue suspect which drew armed forces response

Midway RCMP said a Good Samaritan helped track the suspect, then brought the arresting officer dry socks

 

B.C. SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre voted favourite non-profit in the 2020 Best of the WestShore Awards. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Wild ARC in Metchosin voted favourite non-profit for second year in a row

The rehabilitation centre treated nearly 3,000 animals last year

 

The Saanich Police Department say two women and a dog are uninjured after capsizing in the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two women, dog uninjured after capsizing in Gorge Waterway

Canoe believed to be overturned by fast-moving water near bridge, says Saanich PD

 

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter. Record file photo

Busy long weekend for Comox’s 19 Wing search and rescue

Members of 442 Squadron took part in two successful missions

A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter. Record file photo
The beach at Pipers Lagoon Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Swimmers and boaters in Nanaimo rescue girl on inflatable blown out to sea

Winds and current carry out six-year-old girl from beach at Pipers Lagoon Park

The beach at Pipers Lagoon Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Lynch shares a moment with Joey, an Australian shepherd, after he went down into the Abyss to rescue the dog that had fallen about 18 metres into the crack in the bedrock that runs along much of the Extension Ridge near Nanaimo on Tuesday. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

Firefighters rescue dog that fell into ‘Abyss’ crevice in Nanaimo

Rope team’s slimmest crew member climbs down 18 metres to harness pet

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Lynch shares a moment with Joey, an Australian shepherd, after he went down into the Abyss to rescue the dog that had fallen about 18 metres into the crack in the bedrock that runs along much of the Extension Ridge near Nanaimo on Tuesday. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep Saanich drainage pipe

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)
The Saanich Fire Department rescued a man from a similar Sprinter Reefer van on April 16 after he got locked in the refrigerator compartment. (Pixabay)
The Saanich Fire Department rescued a man from a similar Sprinter Reefer van on April 16 after he got locked in the refrigerator compartment. (Pixabay)
A view of the Haida Gwaii medevac vessel deck from aboard one of the 442 Squadron aircraft. Photo by Lt.-Cmdr. Kaighley Brett

Comox 442 Squadron carries out two sea rescue missions north of Vancouver Island

Submitted by Lt. Alexandra Hejduk Special to Black Press 442 Transport and…

  • Feb 27, 2020
A view of the Haida Gwaii medevac vessel deck from aboard one of the 442 Squadron aircraft. Photo by Lt.-Cmdr. Kaighley Brett
Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)

Dog rescued in Maple Ridge after getting swept into fast-flowing culvert

Owner calls his dog’s survival ‘a miracle’

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)
A 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Cormorant helicopter, likely to be the one used at the Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Making of Heroes camp gives 25 cadets fire rescue training on Pender Island

Cutter, helicopter and hovercraft to be utilized as part of demonstrations and exercises

A 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Cormorant helicopter, likely to be the one used at the Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
VicPD officers investigate the scene at Gonzales Beach, where the body of a kayaker was found mid-afternoon Tuesday. Kristyn Anthony/Victoria News

WATCH: Body of kayaker washes up on Gonzales Beach in Victoria

Search and rescue confirm man’s ID, trace a connection to a car parked at Oak Bay Marina

VicPD officers investigate the scene at Gonzales Beach, where the body of a kayaker was found mid-afternoon Tuesday. Kristyn Anthony/Victoria News