Search and Rescue

A member of the Myra Falls Rescue Team takes a break while away from the action during a rescue on Thursday, July 28. (Submitted photo)

Rescue operations put into place on Vancouver Island over B.C. Day long weekend

Unseasonably warm weather a contributing factor for variety of incidents

 

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ASAR quickly locate missing 81-year-old in Parksville

Woman wandered away from sand sculpting exhibition

 

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

 

Two hikers stranded in a gully on Mt. Arrowsmith had to be airlifted to safety early on July 18, 2022. Alberni Valley Rescue, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters collaborated to bring the hikers to safety. (AVRS PHOTO)

Two hikers rescued from steep gully at Mt. Arrowsmith

Alberni Valley Rescue Squad calls in helicopter hoist team for assistance

Two hikers stranded in a gully on Mt. Arrowsmith had to be airlifted to safety early on July 18, 2022. Alberni Valley Rescue, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters collaborated to bring the hikers to safety. (AVRS PHOTO)
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Final search of Mission Creek after woman goes missing during Kelowna floods

The search will continue on Saturday, June 25

(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Fatigue and weather pause search for missing Kelowna woman and dog

COSAR Manager says 152 people came to assist with the search on Saturday

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Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)

Creek still too high to search for missing Kelowna woman

Mission Creek remains over capacity

(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)
(Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Search underway for person possibly swept away in Kelowna’s Mission Creek

Search and rescue team called in to 1300-block of Pasadena Road

(Brittany Webster/Capital News)
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police say search for boater in waters off Vancouver now a missing persons file

46-year-old Surrey, B.C., man has not been seen since renting a motorboat from Granville Island

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air, water search underway after empty powerboat found drifting off Vancouver

5-metre rental motorboat adrift in English Bay with motor running

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Trim, a longtime Ucluetian vessel went down in flames near Qualicum on May 23. Both men aboard the vessel escaped safely thanks to the RCM-SAR Station 59 Deep Bay crew. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Garland)

Historic Ucluelet vessel goes down in flames near Qualicum

Her two-man crew escaped safely, but a legendary Ucluetian vessel is resting on the ocean floor

Trim, a longtime Ucluetian vessel went down in flames near Qualicum on May 23. Both men aboard the vessel escaped safely thanks to the RCM-SAR Station 59 Deep Bay crew. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Garland)
Family and friends reported James Vezina of Port Alberni missing on May 31, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

UPDATE: Missing Port Alberni man found safe by search and rescue volunteers

Family and friends reported that James Vezina has been missing since May 31

Family and friends reported James Vezina of Port Alberni missing on May 31, 2022. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
A search and rescue technician (SARTech) from 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, right, helps an Arrowsmith SAR member secure an injured hiker for a medical evacuation on a logging road near Sarita Falls on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY AVRS)

Hiker airlifted from Sarita Falls after nine-metre fall

AVRS, Arrowsmith SAR and 442 Sqn. worked together to rescue injured man

A search and rescue technician (SARTech) from 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, right, helps an Arrowsmith SAR member secure an injured hiker for a medical evacuation on a logging road near Sarita Falls on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY AVRS)
A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)

Owner of overturned Nanaimo River kayak steps forward in wake of search

Woman had safely left the scene with family, intending to return when river conditions improved

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)
A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Overturned kayak found in Nanaimo River had been left there due to fast-moving river

RCMP and volunteer fire departments were called to the riverside on Thatcher Road south of the city

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)
Oak Bay Sea Rescue Three is blessed at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Oak Bay Sea Rescue unveils, christens new and eventually primary rescue vessel

Oak Bay Sea Rescue Three, fundraised over 5 years, features several safety improvements

Oak Bay Sea Rescue Three is blessed at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Two teenage girls are safe after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue on a trail near Bowser on May 11, 2022. (ASAR/Facebook photo)
Two teenage girls are safe after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue on a trail near Bowser on May 11, 2022. (ASAR/Facebook photo)
A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue services. The gap is the result of a new delay in the military's new Kingfisher rescue planes, news of which comes months after the air force retired the last of its ancient Buffalo aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hercules bound for Comox as procurement issues leave Vancouver Island short on planes

The military’s new Kingfisher search-and-rescue planes won’t be ready for another three years

A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue services. The gap is the result of a new delay in the military's new Kingfisher rescue planes, news of which comes months after the air force retired the last of its ancient Buffalo aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue search manager Nick Rivers, left, and Maureen LaFleche, a hiker who was rescued after a harrowing fall in May of 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Parksville hiker recalls ‘life-saving’ rescue by Arrowsmith SAR crews

PQBeat: LaFleche recovering well after sustaining serious injuries in fall

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue search manager Nick Rivers, left, and Maureen LaFleche, a hiker who was rescued after a harrowing fall in May of 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for man missing and feared drowned in Nanaimo Harbour

One woman rescued from Mark Bay but search continues for man

Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)