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 embankment. She used Siri to call 911, but Siri called her emergency contact instead. The driver’s emergency contact then called police.
Ten COSAR members, including our dog team, then joined an RCMP dog team and helicopter.
After nearly five hours of searching, the subject was found on the opposite side of the road from where her car was located.
She had suffered minor injuries and was disorientated. Crews treated her at the scene before she was handed over to BC Ambulance.
“It was great teamwork from all parties involved that brought this to a successful conclusion,” said COSAR search manager Duane Tresnich.
The call was COSAR’s 81 of 2021. Our record is 84 calls in 2020.