rescue

A cow moose was rescued from a frozen pond by local residents and a conservation officer east of Williams Lake on Friday, Feb. 19. (Kayla Ivens photo)

Cow moose rescued from frozen pond near Williams Lake

Local residents, conservation officer pulled her out with quad and rope

 

Firefighters were on scene at Extension Ridge Trail in Nanaimo Feb. 19, in order to conduct a rope rescue after a six-month-old puppy fell down a crevice. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island firefighters descend into ‘Abyss’ to rescue six-month-old pup

Puppy dropped down 10 metres at fissure at Extension Ridge Trail, says Nanaimo fire chief

 

Safe and sound. Tiger made it through an adventure after getting stuck atop a 40-foot tree in Otter Point on Sunday. He was safely put back on solid ground through the efforts of Andrew Church and Affordable Tree Care. (Henry Veasey photo)

Cat rescued after getting stuck up a tree for 30 hours

Tree service company owner helps Sooke cat get all four paws back on the ground

 

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is urging visitors to stay on designated trails after a hiker became injured in an unsanctioned area last week. (Westerly file photo)

Injured hiker rescued in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is urging visitors to stay on designated trails after a hiker became injured in an unsanctioned area last week. (Westerly file photo)
The sky above Mt. Benson in Nanaimo is illuminated by flares as search and rescuers help an injured hiker down the mountain to a waiting ambulance. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Search and Rescue)

Search plane lights up Nanaimo’s Mt. Benson with flares during icy rope rescue

Search and rescue team gets injured hiker down the mountain to a waiting ambulance

The sky above Mt. Benson in Nanaimo is illuminated by flares as search and rescuers help an injured hiker down the mountain to a waiting ambulance. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Search and Rescue)
A mountain biker suffered serious injuries in a fall Sunday and had to be airlifted to hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mountain biker seriously injured in fall on Nanaimo’s Doumont Hill

Patient airlifted to hospital after incident Sunday afternoon

A mountain biker suffered serious injuries in a fall Sunday and had to be airlifted to hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
Two men were stranded on Snake Island after their small boat was blown away by strong winds Wednesday. (News Bulletin file photo)

Boat blows away, stranding fishermen on Snake Island in the strait near Nanaimo

Marine search and rescue team picked up men on windy afternoon Wednesday

Two men were stranded on Snake Island after their small boat was blown away by strong winds Wednesday. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dashwood Station 61 and 62 firefighters work to help a person who was injured while riding his scooter on Sunday, Sept. 13. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

Scooter-rider spends night down an embankment near Qualicum Beach

Passerby noticed man and called rescue crews

Dashwood Station 61 and 62 firefighters work to help a person who was injured while riding his scooter on Sunday, Sept. 13. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
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)
Cranberry and North Cedar volunteer fire departments, Nanaimo Search and Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service responded to Nanaimo River to retrieve the victim of a near-drowning Tuesday. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Rope rescue required after man falls into Nanaimo River

Two dozen emergency responders conduct two-hour-long technical rope rescue

Cranberry and North Cedar volunteer fire departments, Nanaimo Search and Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service responded to Nanaimo River to retrieve the victim of a near-drowning Tuesday. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
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)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue used its aerial ladder truck to bring an injured construction worker down from the roof of a five-storey building under construction on Barsby Street Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue used its aerial ladder truck to bring an injured construction worker down from the roof of a five-storey building under construction on Barsby Street Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Departure Bay at night. (News Bulletin file photo)

Seven-foot-tall Nanaimo resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay

Peters able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

Departure Bay at night. (News Bulletin file photo)
Extension Volunteer Fire Department, Nanaimo Search and Rescue and B.C. Ambulance took part in a rescue operation Sunday to retrieve a hiker who fell and suffered a head injury and was helicoptered from the Nanaimo River. (Photo courtesy Dave Gaskill, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)

Injured hiker helicoptered from Nanaimo River

Firefighters, paramedics, search and rescue involved in emergency call Sunday

Extension Volunteer Fire Department, Nanaimo Search and Rescue and B.C. Ambulance took part in a rescue operation Sunday to retrieve a hiker who fell and suffered a head injury and was helicoptered from the Nanaimo River. (Photo courtesy Dave Gaskill, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)
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)