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Image: Dave Ogilvie.

UPDATE: Man rescued in West Kelowna was injured hunting

The incident happened in the Glenrosa area this morning

 

(Dave Ogilvie photo)

Rescue at Smith Creek trail in West Kelowna

A mountain biker reportedly broke her ankle on the trail; has been transported to hospital

 

Crews stationed at Canyon Falls for a rescue in May 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

UPDATE: Two fallen hikers rescued from Canyon Falls Park in Kelowna

Both individuals were sent to Kelowna General Hospital to be treated

 

(Diego Müller/Unsplash)

UPDATE: COSAR called to assist with high-angle rescue in Myra Canyon

A 52-year-old man has reportedly fallen down a 40-foot embankment

(Diego Müller/Unsplash)
A Kelowna Fire Department vehicle at a rescue in May 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna fire crews rescue injured cyclist on KVR Trail

The cyclist fell while on a ride this morning

A Kelowna Fire Department vehicle at a rescue in May 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
West Kelowna Fire Rescue personnel rescued an injured woman hiker Sunday off the trail at East Boundary Road and Riesling Place Sunday, Aug. 16, just before 12 p.m. The woman was about 100 feet off the trail and had suffered an ankle injury. (Photo submitted)

West Kelowna firefighters rescue injured hiker

Fire rescue, BC Ambulance called to trail near Riesling Place shortly before 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16

West Kelowna Fire Rescue personnel rescued an injured woman hiker Sunday off the trail at East Boundary Road and Riesling Place Sunday, Aug. 16, just before 12 p.m. The woman was about 100 feet off the trail and had suffered an ankle injury. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services was later joined by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at the Shops at Polson Park Tuesday afternoon, July 28, for a report of a child locked in a vehicle with midday temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. A mom had just placed her child in the vehicle’s car seat when the door inadvertently locked with her keys inside. She summoned help and a bystander was able to get the vehicle door open just as VFRS crew arrived and the child was safely pulled out. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Child safely removed from locked Okanagan car

Tense moments when Vernon mom puts child in car seat then is horrified as door lock with keys inside

Vernon Fire Rescue Services was later joined by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at the Shops at Polson Park Tuesday afternoon, July 28, for a report of a child locked in a vehicle with midday temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. A mom had just placed her child in the vehicle’s car seat when the door inadvertently locked with her keys inside. She summoned help and a bystander was able to get the vehicle door open just as VFRS crew arrived and the child was safely pulled out. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Carly Marchand-Jones works with one of her horses at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the film Unreined by Erin Parks. (Erin Parks image)

Films raise awareness of Salmon Arm non-profit rescuing horses from slaughter

Public votes for video could benefit Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue

Carly Marchand-Jones works with one of her horses at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the film Unreined by Erin Parks. (Erin Parks image)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Lynch shares a moment with Joey, an Australian shepherd, after he went down into the Abyss to rescue the dog that had fallen about 18 metres into the crack in the bedrock that runs along much of the Extension Ridge near Nanaimo on Tuesday. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

Firefighters rescue dog that fell into ‘Abyss’ crevice in Nanaimo

Rope team’s slimmest crew member climbs down 18 metres to harness pet

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Lynch shares a moment with Joey, an Australian shepherd, after he went down into the Abyss to rescue the dog that had fallen about 18 metres into the crack in the bedrock that runs along much of the Extension Ridge near Nanaimo on Tuesday. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
Back-to-back marine rescue incidents on the Penticton channel Tuesday kept rescue crews busy. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

Family rescued after flipping tube on Penticton channel

Two back-to-back marine rescues Tuesday kept Penticton crews busy

Back-to-back marine rescue incidents on the Penticton channel Tuesday kept rescue crews busy. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Mike Gibson, an animal control officer with Saanich Police Department, was called to rescue a baby raccoon that had gotten stuck in a drainage pipe on July 10. (Photo submitted by Mike Gibson)
Months after assisting in rescuing Linda Pakfec, her husband, and daughter from a structure fire at 76 Duncan Avenue East, Gord Portman said he is more than one month clean. He is pictured in Discovery House, a men’s recovery centre, his new home. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News)

Okanagan man who rescued family from fire says it’s him who needed rescuing

Months after saving Linda Pakfec and her family from a burning building, Gord Portman says he’s clean

Months after assisting in rescuing Linda Pakfec, her husband, and daughter from a structure fire at 76 Duncan Avenue East, Gord Portman said he is more than one month clean. He is pictured in Discovery House, a men’s recovery centre, his new home. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News)
Four individuals were rescued from Skaha Lake on Thursday (July 2) afternoon. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Four people rescued after floating past Penticton’s Skaha Bridge

Elevated water levels prompts safety message from local fire department

Four individuals were rescued from Skaha Lake on Thursday (July 2) afternoon. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Left to right: Tom Watkinson, (Kiwanis Club President), Firefighter Ryan McGiverin, Fire Chief David Lind, Firefighter Derek Kruysifix, Warren Cecchini (Kiwanis Club member), Firefighter Darren Cecchini. June 25, 2020. (Contributed)

Club funds new rescue equipment for Vernon firefighters

Vernon Four Seasons Kiwanis Club donated more than $12,500 for new extrication tool

Left to right: Tom Watkinson, (Kiwanis Club President), Firefighter Ryan McGiverin, Fire Chief David Lind, Firefighter Derek Kruysifix, Warren Cecchini (Kiwanis Club member), Firefighter Darren Cecchini. June 25, 2020. (Contributed)
West Kelowna emergency crews rescue injured biker. Photo: Dave Ogilve

West Kelowna emergency crews rescue injured mountain biker

The woman fell from her bike on a Smith Creek trail

West Kelowna emergency crews rescue injured biker. Photo: Dave Ogilve
Injured 71-year-old mountain biker rescued from Okanagan trail

Injured 71-year-old mountain biker rescued from Okanagan trail

Vernon firefighters assisted with the rescue in Ellison Provincial Park

Injured 71-year-old mountain biker rescued from Okanagan trail
Injured equestrian rescued in North Okanagan

Injured equestrian rescued in North Okanagan

The Vernon Search and Rescue Group Society assisted in the Wednesday evening rescue

Injured equestrian rescued in North Okanagan
West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new utility vehicle returns from delivering medical supplies and a paramedic to the scene of a quadding accident on May 30. (Dave Ogilve Photo)

Emergency crews rush youth to hospital after quadding accident in West Kelowna

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new off-road vehicle was used in the rescue

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new utility vehicle returns from delivering medical supplies and a paramedic to the scene of a quadding accident on May 30. (Dave Ogilve Photo)
A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter in 2019. (PENSAR Photo)

Penticton Search and Rescue airlifts injured mountain biker near Naramata

The Penticton Fire Department initially took the call and attended to the injured biker.

A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter in 2019. (PENSAR Photo)
Man rescued by helicopter after falling down 40-foot embankment at Crawford Falls

Man rescued by helicopter after falling down 40-foot embankment at Crawford Falls

The man reportedly fell down a 40 foot embankment on Wednesday evening

Man rescued by helicopter after falling down 40-foot embankment at Crawford Falls