Search and Rescue

Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

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

Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue have safely located a 19-year-old man that went missing in Sooke Potholes area Sunday afternoon. (Tim Collins/News Staff)

UPDATE: Search and rescue crews safely locate 19-year-old missing hiker in Sooke Potholes

Juan de Fuca SAR says man split from group while in Empress Mountain area

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue have safely located a 19-year-old man that went missing in Sooke Potholes area Sunday afternoon. (Tim Collins/News Staff)
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
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue crews are heading to the Jordan River area after getting a call of two missing adults from the Scouts program Sunday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Search begins for two missing scouts near Sooke

Crews headed to Jordan River area after receiving call just after 2 p.m.

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue crews are heading to the Jordan River area after getting a call of two missing adults from the Scouts program Sunday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE. (Black Press Media)

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

Police say the missing man’s snowmobile was recovered

FILE. (Black Press Media)
Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

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

Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).

One snowmobiler found dead after getting stuck in tree well near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was activated twice on January 31

A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).
In January 2018, Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the Boulder Mountain Area for two lost snowmobilers. (File)

Calgary man dies in snowmobiling incident near Revelstoke

Boulder Mountain is a popular snowmobiling area west of the city

In January 2018, Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the Boulder Mountain Area for two lost snowmobilers. (File)
At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)

Four stranded by surging seas on a rock off Tofino

Rescue chopper lifts a walker and three boogie boarders to safety after two hours at Long Beach

At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)
RCM-SAR 64 responded to a Mayday call near Smith Island on March 26 with the Bravo-Geoff Gould. (RCM-SAR 64 photo)

Crews rescue fisherman pulled under water by gear off northern B.C. coast

Port authority, RCM-SAR 64 and Coast Guard vessels responded to the mayday call to save a life

RCM-SAR 64 responded to a Mayday call near Smith Island on March 26 with the Bravo-Geoff Gould. (RCM-SAR 64 photo)
A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter on manoeuvres. A CH-149 helicopter will be used in the search and rescue exercise, taking place out of the Victoria International Airport this week. (Photo courtesy of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces)

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron to hold training exercise in Greater Victoria

Between Feb. 5 and 7, a search and rescue training exercise will be conducted from YYJ

A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter on manoeuvres. A CH-149 helicopter will be used in the search and rescue exercise, taking place out of the Victoria International Airport this week. (Photo courtesy of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces)
The committee fact-finding mission in Newfoundland and Labrador. (The Senate of Canada photo)

Commercial fishing is Canada’s most dangerous job, report states

Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans gives recommendations to improve safety for fish harvesters

The committee fact-finding mission in Newfoundland and Labrador. (The Senate of Canada photo)
Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness found

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness found

The specialized harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival on Saturday

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness found
Moxxii got a new harness from an anonymous donor after her original SAR harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival. File contributed

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness replaced by donation

Moxxii’s specialized harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival

Moxxii got a new harness from an anonymous donor after her original SAR harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival. File contributed
Two crew members were rescued after falling from a rescue boat on the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship. Facebook/Tim Johnston

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Crew members of the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship fell into the water Thursday night

Two crew members were rescued after falling from a rescue boat on the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship. Facebook/Tim Johnston
The Canadian Coast Guard has opened a new search and rescue station in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood.                                Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook

Canadian Coast Guard opens new search and rescue station in Victoria

The station is one of four that will help monitor the Strait of Juan de Fuca

The Canadian Coast Guard has opened a new search and rescue station in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood.                                Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook
Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Snow still a factor in some B.C. mountains, warns search and rescue

Hiking in light summer clothing, without proper footwear or any survival gear is not recommended

Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)