Search and Rescue

Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Elderly man found safe after getting stuck for 14 hours on Vancouver Island logging road

RCMP, Cowichan Search & Rescue, lead search in Skutz Falls area

Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)
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

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
Tamara Sandulak, Cody Martin and Rex, reported missing Thursday, were found in the Moriarty Lake area Nov. 14. (Photo submitted)

Couple, reported missing in Nanaimo Lakes area, found safe and sound

Tamara Sandulak and Cody Martin reported missing Thursday

Tamara Sandulak, Cody Martin and Rex, reported missing Thursday, were found in the Moriarty Lake area Nov. 14. (Photo submitted)
A grateful Hooch relaxes in his yard after recovering from last Thursday’s rescue. (Submitted)

Hooch makes quick recovery after rescue from Cowichan River

Grateful owner to make donation to Search and Rescue

A grateful Hooch relaxes in his yard after recovering from last Thursday’s rescue. (Submitted)
Search and Rescue Technicians carry a stretcher to the CH149 Cormorant during a 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Exercise in Tofino on February 28. (Photo by: Cpl Joey Beaudin, 19 Wing Imaging, Comox)

Father and son found dead after weeklong search near Pemberton

The father and son had set out for a day of mushroom picking last Thursday

Search and Rescue Technicians carry a stretcher to the CH149 Cormorant during a 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Exercise in Tofino on February 28. (Photo by: Cpl Joey Beaudin, 19 Wing Imaging, Comox)
Cowichan Search and Rescue set up near the Silver Bridge in Duncan on Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2020 to rescue a dog from the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Search and Rescue save dog from icy Cowichan River

Search and Rescue’s swiftwater team was called in

Cowichan Search and Rescue set up near the Silver Bridge in Duncan on Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2020 to rescue a dog from the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
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)
Members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue hoist a man (yellow helmet) who fell down a deep and very tight crevasse near the edge of Little Mountain in Errington on Oct. 8. (Ken Neden photo)

Search and rescue crews extricate man who fell down deep crevasse on Vancouver Island

Difficult terrain made rescue tricky for Arrowsmith SAR team

Members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue hoist a man (yellow helmet) who fell down a deep and very tight crevasse near the edge of Little Mountain in Errington on Oct. 8. (Ken Neden photo)
Search and Rescue personnel await the helicopter to extract the injured mountaineers. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Search and Rescue

Vancouver Island SAR teams join forces to extract injured mountaineers from a glacier

Injured mountaineers rescued from the side of a glacier in Strathcona Park

Search and Rescue personnel await the helicopter to extract the injured mountaineers. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Search and Rescue
A body was reported found floating in the water near Lasqueti Island on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (File graphic)

UPDATE: Qualicum Beach man dies in kayaking incident

Body was found Saturday floating near Lasqueti Island

A body was reported found floating in the water near Lasqueti Island on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (File graphic)
A member of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue lights up a trail to find two lost hikers in Englishman River Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. (SAR photo)
A member of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue lights up a trail to find two lost hikers in Englishman River Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. (SAR photo)
Search crews and Mounties were called to two rescues over the Labour Day long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
Search crews and Mounties were called to two rescues over the Labour Day long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announces that the federal government of Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes with 16 new aircraft from European aerospace giant Airbus that at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on December 8, 2016. The Royal Canadian Air Force will fly its ancient search-and-rescue planes longer than expected as COVID-19 further delays the delivery of replacement aircraft. Defence officials are playing down any significant impact from the latest delay, which has left the first new search-and-rescue plane built by Airbus stranded in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Military to fly old rescue planes longer as COVID-19 delays new aircraft

Planes are all around 50 years old and scheduled for retirement as maintenance requirements have grown

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announces that the federal government of Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes with 16 new aircraft from European aerospace giant Airbus that at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on December 8, 2016. The Royal Canadian Air Force will fly its ancient search-and-rescue planes longer than expected as COVID-19 further delays the delivery of replacement aircraft. Defence officials are playing down any significant impact from the latest delay, which has left the first new search-and-rescue plane built by Airbus stranded in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Nanaimo RCMP are reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared after a number of incidents involving search-and-rescue crews and first responders that have occurred this week. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

After series of rescues, Nanaimo RCMP ask people to be prepared in the backcountry

RCMP, firefighters and search-and-rescue personnel have responded to numerous calls this week

Nanaimo RCMP are reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared after a number of incidents involving search-and-rescue crews and first responders that have occurred this week. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
FILE – Two specially trained members of the Chilliwack SAR team arrive on solid ground with the pair of climbers from Mt. Slesse. (Chilliwack SAR/Tony)

B.C. search and rescue groups responded to 700 calls in first half of 2020

Province announces annual funding as part of Budget 2020

FILE – Two specially trained members of the Chilliwack SAR team arrive on solid ground with the pair of climbers from Mt. Slesse. (Chilliwack SAR/Tony)
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)
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)
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)
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