Search and Rescue

A Nanaimo man was rescued after he ran his boat aground on July 19 in Nanoose Bay. (Nanaimo RCMP photo)

Nanaimo man rescued after boat runs aground in Nanoose Bay

RCMP: Vessel crashed into breakwater then man collapsed on rocks

A Nanaimo man was rescued after he ran his boat aground on July 19 in Nanoose Bay. (Nanaimo RCMP photo)
A rendering of what the new Nanaimo Search and Rescue base on Fourth Street might look like. (de Hoog and Kierulf Architects)

Nanaimo Search and Rescue wants to get started with rebuilding base

City of Nanaimo being asked to budget $1.3 million toward $2.5-million project

A rendering of what the new Nanaimo Search and Rescue base on Fourth Street might look like. (de Hoog and Kierulf Architects)
Search and rescue volunteers look for an overdue hiker in mountainous terrain near Gold River, B.C. Photo by Campbell River Volunteer Search and Rescue Society – Facebook

Search for missing hiker resumes, then suspended again

Search for Laurence Philippsen near Gold river revived after new information received

Search and rescue volunteers look for an overdue hiker in mountainous terrain near Gold River, B.C. Photo by Campbell River Volunteer Search and Rescue Society – Facebook
Campbell River Search and Rescue responded to two injured people at Cape Scott Provincial Park on Thursday. They used their hoist system to successfully conduct the operation. Photo by Campbell River Volunteer Search and Rescue/Facebook

Two injured hikers airlifted from North Vancouver Island Park

Campbell River and Comox Search and Rescue hoist team rescued the injured from Cape Scott Provincial Park

Campbell River Search and Rescue responded to two injured people at Cape Scott Provincial Park on Thursday. They used their hoist system to successfully conduct the operation. Photo by Campbell River Volunteer Search and Rescue/Facebook
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)
A Nanaimo-area man is recovering in hospital with multiple injuries after search and rescue crews using a helicopter rescued him following a fall while hiking Mount Arrowsmith. (Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue/Facebook).

Nanaimo-area man recovering in hospital with multiple injuries after helicopter rescue

Man was hiking on Mount Arrowsmith with two other men when he fell 20 metres

A Nanaimo-area man is recovering in hospital with multiple injuries after search and rescue crews using a helicopter rescued him following a fall while hiking Mount Arrowsmith. (Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue/Facebook).
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped locate a cyclist who got lost in a trail in Nanoose Bay on June 1, 2020. (ASAR photo)

Search and rescue crews help locate 62-year-old Nanoose Bay mountain biker

RCMP: Man got lost on trail and did right thing by calling for assistance

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped locate a cyclist who got lost in a trail in Nanoose Bay on June 1, 2020. (ASAR photo)
Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Two young children died, but if not for Joy Pringle and Hannah Reinholt, it could have been worse.

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue services used a rope rescue team to bring a seven-year-old to safety after she fell off a cliff in East Sooke Regional Park on Friday, May 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Seven-year-old girl falls off cliff at East Sooke Regional Park

Search and rescue say she has minor head injury following 15-foot drop

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue services used a rope rescue team to bring a seven-year-old to safety after she fell off a cliff in East Sooke Regional Park on Friday, May 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Marine Search and Rescue coxswain among select group of Canadian women

Island Marine Search and Rescue coxswain among select group of Canadian women

Deep Bay’s Kachina Brown says the experience so far has been rewarding

Island Marine Search and Rescue coxswain among select group of Canadian women
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
Lucas Neal and daughter Charis. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island family grateful after community mobilizes to find missing youngster

Errington girl, 5, strayed away but was found safe within hours playing with the neighbour’s chickens

Lucas Neal and daughter Charis. (Submitted photo)
Lake Cowichan RCMP are thanking members of the public and the Caycuse fire department for helping to rescue an elderly woman from Cowichan Lake on April 3. (File photo)

75-year-old woman rescued from near-drowning in Cowichan Lake

Victim taken to hospital, but expected to recover

  • Apr 6, 2020
Lake Cowichan RCMP are thanking members of the public and the Caycuse fire department for helping to rescue an elderly woman from Cowichan Lake on April 3. (File photo)
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
Members of the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue spent Wednesday evening on Forbidden Plateau in order to assist a hiker who got lost in the Mount Beacher area. Photo by CTV Vancouver Island

Lost hiker rescued off Mount Becher on Vancouver Island

Crew members were tasked around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for the hiker

Members of the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue spent Wednesday evening on Forbidden Plateau in order to assist a hiker who got lost in the Mount Beacher area. Photo by CTV Vancouver Island
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)

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
The search continues for Ethan Sampson (pictured) in the Cowichan River. (File photo)

After more than 2 weeks, still no sign of Ethan Sampson of Duncan

28-year-old Cowichan Tribes man still missing after last being seen in the Cowichan River

The search continues for Ethan Sampson (pictured) in the Cowichan River. (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)