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New Year's Eve Present... Rescued children home safe!

New Year's Eve Present... Rescued children home safe!

Jan 01, 2018

New Year's Eve Present... Rescued children home safe!
Vernon Search & Rescue ground search teams were happy to help track, locate and rescue two young boys in the Westside community. The two brothers, aged 6 and 8 had walked into the first to find marshmallow sticks, when they got lost after wandering after a deer. The frigid -18 celcius temperatures contributed to the difficulty and the urgency of the search.
Vernon Search & Rescue worked with the Vernon RCMP, the North Westside Volunteer Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service personnel, and many local convergent volunteers to quickly locate and rescue the two subjects, who were found a significant distance away in the deep snow, near the bottom of a gully.
Both boys were suffering from hypothermia, were treated by BC Ambulance personnel on scene, and are now doing well.