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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.

Open House 2017 and Recruiting

Open House 2017 and Recruiting

Jan 22, 2017

We invite you to come see us on January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM at 9850 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream. We are recruiting new members and this would be a great opportunity to meet some of us and find out what we are all about. Have a look at the recruiting poster and some older posts for more details.

Diversified training

Diversified training

Jan 22, 2017

Practice and application is an integral part of our training roster. Our training focuses on the techniques we will be using in the field on actual tasks.

A solid platform of established practices that get refined through repetition and member input, as well industry established practices. A large part of a member's initial training is done in house, by experienced searcher and instructors. Some helped shape the Search and Rescue manual in the province of British Columbia and are also provincial instructors.

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