Below are a selection of recent tasks involving Central Okanagan Search and Rescue. Not all tasks are posted here.
Search for a 97-year-old male
Tuesday night COSAR was called out to assist the Kelowna RCMP in searching and locating a 97 year old male with dementia who had walked away from his home in the Gyro beach area.
Extraction of three hikers and their dogs
Yesterday afternoon COSAR was called out to locate and extract three hikers and their dogs from the High Rim trail between Oyama Lake and Beaver Lake Road in Lake Country.
A call came in from RCMP shortly before 1 p.m. Monday for a snowmobiler who was injured in a clearing in Greystokes Provincial Park.
Busy Day for COSAR
March 2 was Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day and it was a busy one for COSAR.
Snow Bikers Stuck in Ravine
Saturday before 6pm the Kelowna RCMP received an SOS call from a snow biker that had ridden into a ravine and had become stuck after damaging their snow bike.
Wrapping Up 2022
This past year was Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s third busiest in its 68 year history. COSAR’s volunteers responded to 84 calls, down from 107 in 2021, and 86 in 2020.