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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2015-06-17 Injured Motorcyclist

Jun
17

6 COSAR members responded to rescue an injured motorcyclist on Bear Lake Main Road in Kelowna. While SAR was responding, the motorcyclist's friends transported him to the road where a BCAS crew assessed him.

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2015-06-17 Missing 11 Year Old Boy

Jun
17

7 COSAR members responded to search for a missing 11 year old boy that had run away from his grandmother's house in Kelowna. After conducting an extensive search of the local area with no sign of the subject, the RCMP stood down the search.

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2015-06-10 Missing Female

Jun
10

A total of 18 SAR members from Central Okanagan, Kamloops, Oliver, Penticton and Princeton responded to search for a female reportedly missing in the Headwater area of Peachland. The subject was not located and the SAR search was suspended by the RCMP.
UPDATE; 6 COSAR, 5 Penticton, and 2 Princeton SAR members continued searching for a missing female in the Headwaters area of Peachland. Nothing was located and SAR was stood down pending further assessment by the RCMP. On 18 June, RCMP advise that the subject had been located alive and well and tasking was concluded.

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2015-06-07 Motor Vehicle Incident

Jun
07

9 Central Okanagan SAR Rope Rescue members responded to assist at the scene of a motor vehicle incident on Hydraulic Lake Road. SAR was stood down while mustering as BCAS was able to access the subjects

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