Search and Rescue

Search and rescue team airlifts lost hiker from Vernon hillside

Search and rescue team airlifts lost hiker from Vernon hillside

The hiker, who was stung by an unknown insect, was handed over to B.C. Ambulance Service July 29

Search and rescue team airlifts lost hiker from Vernon hillside
For the second time in two days, Penticton Fire Department has been called out to rescue individuals floating the Penticton Channel. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

Seven tourists reunited after tangling tubes on Penticton channel, becoming separated

Two individuals thought to be trapped underwater had simply broken free and floated downstream

For the second time in two days, Penticton Fire Department has been called out to rescue individuals floating the Penticton Channel. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - 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)
(Penticton Fire Department - Twitter)

‘It’s all preventable’ says Penticton Fire Department after another channel rescue

Multiple groups of individuals floating channel with tubes tied together prompts safety message

(Penticton Fire Department - Twitter)
Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue aids injured Okanagan Rail Trail cyclist

Group’s Utility Terrain Vehicle proving to be a valuable asset on the popular trail

Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)
A 65-year-old Lake Country man reported missing on July 4 has been located safe and sound, according to a Kelowna RCMP update July 8, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Missing Lake Country man found safe

The 65-year-old, reported missing July 4, has been located safe and sound

A 65-year-old Lake Country man reported missing on July 4 has been located safe and sound, according to a Kelowna RCMP update July 8, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Kory Nagata. (UBC Thunderbirds photo)

Former Kelowna football player drowns in Fraser River

Kory Nagata went missing in the middle arm of the river

Kory Nagata. (UBC Thunderbirds photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue was called to help Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP search Kalamalka Lake Saturday evening, july 5, for a report of an abandoned Seadoo on Kalamalka Lake. Despite an extensive search of the shore from from Vernon to Oyama by boat and on the Okanagan Rail Trail, no seadoo was found. (VSAR Facebook photo)

No abandoned Seadoo found on Coldstream lake

Vernon Search and Rescue crews and RCMP unable to find reported abandoned Seadoo on Kal Lake

Vernon Search and Rescue was called to help Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP search Kalamalka Lake Saturday evening, july 5, for a report of an abandoned Seadoo on Kalamalka Lake. Despite an extensive search of the shore from from Vernon to Oyama by boat and on the Okanagan Rail Trail, no seadoo was found. (VSAR Facebook photo)
Vernon RCMP are searching for Wayne Orser, a 73-year-old man who went last seen at noon on June 30, 2020, at his residence in North Westside. (Contributed)

73-year-old man missing after paddle boarding on Okanagan Lake

RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the man, who went missing Tuesday, June 30

Vernon RCMP are searching for Wayne Orser, a 73-year-old man who went last seen at noon on June 30, 2020, at his residence in North Westside. (Contributed)
Penticton Search and Rescue assisted in rescuing a dog from a rocky ledge below the Trout Creek bridge in Summerland on June 30. (Contributed)

Dog rescued from rocky ledge in Summerland

Penticton Search and Rescue members perform high angle rescue

Penticton Search and Rescue assisted in rescuing a dog from a rocky ledge below the Trout Creek bridge in Summerland on June 30. (Contributed)
A body was recovered from Kalamalka Lake Monday, June 22. (File photo)

North Okanagan man dies after cliff jumping accident in Coldstream

A 32-year-old man failed to resurface after jumping in just after 4 p.m. Sunday; body found Monday

A body was recovered from Kalamalka Lake Monday, June 22. (File photo)
Crews rescue disoriented hiker from Brent Mountain area

Crews rescue disoriented hiker from Brent Mountain area

The hiker was located by a helicopter team, shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday

Crews rescue disoriented hiker from Brent Mountain area
File photo of the Kimberley Search and Rescue team from June 2018.

Search and rescue save a cat following a flood in the Creston area

A rescue raft was used to save the cat after regional floods knock out a bridge

File photo of the Kimberley Search and Rescue team from June 2018.
Penticton Search and Rescue teams evacuated a 61-year-old woman with lower-leg injuries from the Skaha Bluff Trail area in the afternoon of June 2, 2020. The woman was eventually transported to hospital. (Penticton Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Penticton Search and Rescue respond to six calls in less than a week

Two hikers rescued in early morning search near Greyback Lake latest in series of searches

Penticton Search and Rescue teams evacuated a 61-year-old woman with lower-leg injuries from the Skaha Bluff Trail area in the afternoon of June 2, 2020. The woman was eventually transported to hospital. (Penticton Search and Rescue/Facebook)
(File photo)

Three Calgary men make smart decision while lost in Shuswap

Adventurers’ vehicle breaks down at night in Seymour Arm area

(File photo)
Penticton Search and Rescue had a busy year in 2019, clocking over 7,500 hours of volunteer time. (File photo)

Summerland man rescued following ATV accident

Helicopters used to transport injured man to Kelowna for treatment

Penticton Search and Rescue had a busy year in 2019, clocking over 7,500 hours of volunteer time. (File photo)
Image: Dave Ogilvie

Woman in distress rescued from West Kelowna trail

Emergency crews were called to the Rose Valley area about 12 p.m. Tuesday

Image: Dave Ogilvie
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
Vernon Search and Rescue pulled an individual from 60 feet down an embankment off a forest service road off Westside Road Thrusday, April 30. (Rope training photo from July 2019)

UPDATE: 16-year-old charged after truck taken down North Okanagan embankment

Driver was ejected from vehicle while out Westside Road area

Vernon Search and Rescue pulled an individual from 60 feet down an embankment off a forest service road off Westside Road Thrusday, April 30. (Rope training photo from July 2019)
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)