Search and Rescue

A CC-130H RCAF search and rescue airplane was spotted in Quesnel this week. Winnipeg-based crews were in B.C. conducting training on the west coast, where they will be stationed this summer. (RCAF Photo)

RCAF search and rescue plane conducts training in Quesnel

Crews from Winnipeg got the chance to train in B.C., where they will be stationed this summer

 

Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)

Blind B.C. Paralympian and super-sniffing pooch prep to find missing people

Jessica Tuomela, partnering with trained canine Lucy, aims to keep vulnerable Canadians safe

 

A CC-115 Buffalo from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. The Buffalo flew its final search and rescue mission on Jan. 15 2022. (William Snow photo)

Iconic CC-115 Buffalo flies final mission off B.C. coast

442 Squadron CFB Comox search and rescue plane phased out of service after more than 50 years

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

Kevin ‘Bear’ Henry’s mother, Eileen Henry (left) is comforted by uncle James Henry as the vigil for their missing loved one begins in the morning on Jan. 8. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Kevin ‘Bear’ Henry’s mother, Eileen Henry (left) is comforted by uncle James Henry as the vigil for their missing loved one begins in the morning on Jan. 8. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)

Missing snowboarder found dead at Okanagan ski resort

RCMP and two search and rescue groups were looking for the man at Kelowna’s Big White

Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)
Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

VIDEO: CFB Comox 442 Squadron recaps B.C. flood rescue mission

The Royal Canadian Air Force has released a video interview with warrant…

Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)
Quesnel Search and Rescue were called on a mutual aid task to help Prince Search and Rescue locate a missing youth in the Hixon area on Tuesday, Nov. 9. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)

Missing person located during search efforts in Hixon area

Search and rescue teams from Prince George and Quesnel called to assist RCMP

Quesnel Search and Rescue were called on a mutual aid task to help Prince Search and Rescue locate a missing youth in the Hixon area on Tuesday, Nov. 9. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)
Members of the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue conducted a water rescue on Horsefly Lake Sunday night, Nov. 7. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Search continues for missing 60-year-old boater on Horsefly Lake: RCMP

Public asked to avoid the area while search is ongoing

Members of the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue conducted a water rescue on Horsefly Lake Sunday night, Nov. 7. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The water off Port Renfrew could be threatened without a federally-funded search and rescue and environmental response service in Port Renfrew, says the Pacheedaht First Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. First Nation wants feds to expedite plans for marine rescue centre

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht chief says talks stalled on $22-million project for Port Renfrew

The water off Port Renfrew could be threatened without a federally-funded search and rescue and environmental response service in Port Renfrew, says the Pacheedaht First Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
BC Adventure Smart has a trip planning app that allows users to make a trip plan and send it to a friend or family member. The app is available for free. (BC Adventure Smart file)

Call 911, don’t change voicemail to detail location when lost on hikes: BC SAR

A post circulating the internet suggests changing outgoing voicemail if lost, SAR says call 911

BC Adventure Smart has a trip planning app that allows users to make a trip plan and send it to a friend or family member. The app is available for free. (BC Adventure Smart file)
Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)

Couple found dead in apparent ATV rollover near Summerland-Princeton Highway

The couple departed on their black and red Polaris side-by-side ATV in an unknown direction

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)
Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)

Update: Mushroom picker located in West Chilcotin

Bernie Baptiste went mushroom picking in the Anahim Lake area Sunday, Sept. 26

Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)
The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for missing Newfoundland fishers

Father calls for all-out effort after pair disappears off coast of Labrador

The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue rescues an injured quad rider in the Cook Creek area on Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue)

Search and rescue is free so don’t delay, association reminds British Columbians

Search and rescue groups say a call to 911 is free and can save lives

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue rescues an injured quad rider in the Cook Creek area on Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue)
Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)

Search crews look for missing Alexandria man between Quesnel and Williams Lake

Quesnel Search and Rescue are asking the public to avoid the search area

Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)
North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)

B.C. search and rescue team commends ‘excellent’ preparation of overdue camper

North Shore Rescue says good planning from the camper greatly aided rescue efforts

North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)
Canadian Ranger Sergeant Paul Nichols, Patrol Commander of the Quesnel Canadian Ranger Patrol (CRP), and Canadian Ranger Instructor Warrant Officer Kirk McColl lead the Quesnel CRP through Barkerville Historic Town and Park on Saturday, July 17. (Lindsay Chung/4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Facebook)

Quesnel Canadian Rangers familiarize themselves with historic Gold Rush terrain

Members took to Wells and Groundhog on horseback for a training exercise

Canadian Ranger Sergeant Paul Nichols, Patrol Commander of the Quesnel Canadian Ranger Patrol (CRP), and Canadian Ranger Instructor Warrant Officer Kirk McColl lead the Quesnel CRP through Barkerville Historic Town and Park on Saturday, July 17. (Lindsay Chung/4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Facebook)
Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)

Quesnel Search and Rescue calling on public’s help to catch thieves

The items were stolen from their support vehicle during the evening of July 28

Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)
Cotter Hiab and Trucking helped place a new repeater shelter for Quesnel Search and Rescue and Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society this month on Fishpot Mountain. (Quesnel Search & Rescue photo)

Radio infrastructure an important tool for Quesnel Search and Rescue

Repeater destroyed by 2017 wildfire erected on Fishpot Mountain

Cotter Hiab and Trucking helped place a new repeater shelter for Quesnel Search and Rescue and Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society this month on Fishpot Mountain. (Quesnel Search & Rescue photo)
Bob Zimmerman says searching will continue when the conditions change. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)

Quesnel Search and Rescue pulling back on search for missing man

Norman Lawrence was first reported missing on June 17 north of Naver Creek Road

Bob Zimmerman says searching will continue when the conditions change. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)