Callahan Property Group Supports COSAR

Callahan Property Group Donates $75,000 to COSAR As the demands of our tasks continue to escalate, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue remains committed to enhancing the capabilities of our team.In response to the heightened severity of our calls, we have taken steps to bolster our medical expertise. We have added a physician and experienced flight […]

Chute Lake Hiker Rescue

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Injured Hiker Rescued at Chute Lake Yesterday afternoon COSAR was called out for a search, and then a rescue, near Chute Lake Lodge. Two guests had become lost on the east side of the lake and one subsequently injured herself.Because of the difficult terrain and the […]

We are Recruiting!

Joining a volunteer SAR team is an incredibly rewarding experience. It also requires a modicum of outdoor skills, the ability to work as a team member and a lot of spare time. This last point cannot be emphasized enough; members volunteer between 200 and 1500 hours a year… and more. If you feel that you […]

COSAR Breaks Record

COSAR Breaks Record Last evening’s two rescues in Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park were the 85th and 86th tasks for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, marking the busiest year in their 67 year history. The first call came in at 2:30 pm when a cyclist on the KVR suffered a suspected heart attack. Half and hour later, […]

COSAR called out for UTV Fatality

COSAR called out for UTV Fatality At 3:30AM Saturday morning, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was requested by BC Ambulance Service to respond to a serious UTV accident near Postill Lake. COSAR members along with BCAS personnel attended the scene, several kilometers up a rough forest service road. The incident involved a UTV rollover and […]

McCall Lake heli rescue (and new gear cache)

McCall Lake Heli Rescue and Gear Cache After almost a year of planning, COSAR was set to unveil their Westside gear cache last evening. Unfortunately, the ceremony had to wait as the volunteers were called out to search for two missing hikers in the McCall Lake area above Peachland. A couple from Alberta had successfully […]

Car Over Edge – Bear Creek Rd.

Car Over Edge – Bear Creek Rd. RCMP called out Central Okanagan Search and Rescue this morning at 4:05 am after a car went off Bear Creek Rd and police were unable to locate the driver. The female driver of the late model Honda failed to negotiate a turn and ended up 75 metres over an […]

Injured Climber on KVR

Injured Climber on KVR At 11 AM this morning COSAR was called to trestle number 18 in Myra Canyon after receiving a report of an injured rock climber. A bike team arrive first and administered first aid to the patient while waiting for a stretcher and trauma pack to arrive from the hall.It was determined […]

COSAR asks RDCO for help with new building

COSAR asks RDCO for help with new building Central Okanagan Search and Rescue is looking for a new home. The non-profit presented a building needs analysis to the Regional District of Central Okanagan on Thursday that recommended a central, more secure location in a larger building. An improved building and location will allow COSAR to […]