2015-09-07 Injured Mountain Biker

Sep
07

10 Central Okanagan SAR and 5 Penticton SAR members responded to rescue an injured mountain biker on Smith Creek Trail. Penticton SAR performed a HETS rescue, brought the subject out and turned them over to BCAS.

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2015-08-12 Missing ATV Operator

Aug
12

10 Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver SAR members responded to search for a missing ATV operator in the Crystal Mountain Ski Hill area . The subject was located in good condition
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2015-08-12 Missing 9 Year Old Boy

Aug
12

9 Central Okanagan SAR members responded to search for a missing 9 year old boy in the area of the William Bennett Bridge near Kelowna. The boy was safely located and returned to his parents.

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2015-07-24 Injured Female

Jul
24

4 Central Okanagan SAR, 14 Penticton SAR and 3 Oliver/Osoyoos SAR members responded as requested by BCAS to rescue an injured female from down an embankment on the Dam Trail. Subject rescued and transported to hospital by 442 Squadron

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2015-07-20 Missing Hikers

Jul
20

Over 3 days, 27 SAR members from COSAR, Penticton, Oliver SAR and Princeton participated in a search to assist RCMP who were following up on a note left by an unknown number of hikers, that was found a camp site at an Hyce beach at Divide Lake. The note stated that the hikers left on 2015-07-07 and were due to return 2015-07-13. SAR members were stood down after an extensive search of the area with nothing found.

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2015-07-14 Despondent Male

Jul
14

5 Central Okanagan SAR members and 3 Kelowna Fire Rescue members responded to search for a despondent male at Bear Creek Park in West Kelowna. The subject was found and SAR was stood down.

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2015-06-28 Heat Stroke

Jun
28

5 members of Central Okanagan and Penticton SAR responded as requested by BCAS to rescue a person suffering from heat stroke at the top of Little White Mountain. The patient was rescued by HETS and transferred to BCAS for medical teatment.

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2015-06-25 Missing Female

Jun
25

7 Central Okanagan SAR and 7 Vernon SAR members responded to assist the RCMP search for a female missing from a care facility since the day before in Lake Country. The patient was located by a SAR team on a road near the golf course and treated for dehydration and sunburn.

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2015-06-24 Injured Hiker

Jun
24

1 Central Okanagan SAR member esponded to rescue an injured subject that fell off a cliff side in West Kelowna. SAR were stood down after it was learned Fire and BCAS were able to recover the subject without SAR assistance.

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2015-06-22 Missing Hikers Cathedral Lakes

Jun
22

Over one week PEP Air and countless SAR volunteers from Central Okanagan, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Oliver/Osoyoos, Nicola Valley, Nelson, Penticton, Princeton, Prince George, Ridge Meadows, Squamish, Surrey, South Columbia, Kamloops, & Keremeos provided a significant effort to search for 2 overdue hikers who left from Cathedral Lake Lodge for a day hike. The subjects, after observing Search & Rescue in the area, followed them back to the lodge after spending days in a shelter near a source of water and resourcefully managing their limited food rations.

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