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Hanglider Rescue - Vernon Area

Hanglider Rescue - Vernon Area

Jun 23, 2017

In the afternoon of Thursday, June 22, Vernon Search and Rescue received a request from the provincial Emergency Coordination Centre in Victoria to assist in the search and rescue of a hanglider pilot in mountainous terrain south of Vernon, BC.

Initial reports indicated that the subject had crashed and was caught in trees, with undetermined injuries. Ground teams were deployed into the King Edward Lake Forest Service Road area, where they met up with friends of the pilot, RCMP and ambulance crews.

Missing snow biker Kingfisher area - Mutual aid with Shuswap SAR

Jan 22, 2017

Vernon Search and Rescue Helicopter Winch Rescue team on board a BC Air Rescue helicopter located and rescued a snow biker at 7:30 a.m. after the man spent the night outside in the Shuswap backcountry.

The rescue happened five miles southeast of Sicamous, in the Morton Peak area. The young Vernon man went missing January 16th, 2017 while out snow biking with a group of friends. Vernon and Shuswap Search and Rescue volunteers spent the night on snowmobiles and snowshoes searching through steep and dangerous terrain for the man.