Search and Rescue

Shuswap Search and Rescue volunteers practise their avalanche rescue skills in January 2023. (Shuswap Search and Rescue- Facebook)

Shuswap Search and Rescue takes avalanche training to better respond to crisis

Members work to better recognize avalanche terrain for safe, quick rescue

 

Vernon Search and Rescue came safely to the aid of an injured snowmobile rider in the Hunters Range area east of Enderby Saturday, Jan. 21. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue comes to aid of injured sledder

Rider transported safely to hospital following injury at Hunters Range near Enderby Saturday, Jan. 21

 

Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue Team, along with members of North Shore Rescues, successfully saved a lost skier on Friday, Jan. 20. (Photo-OOSAR/Facebook)

Lost skier rescued at Mount Baldy by Oliver/Osoyoos, North Shore rescue teams

Talon Helicopters and members of North Shore were available in assisting with Friday night’s task

Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue Team, along with members of North Shore Rescues, successfully saved a lost skier on Friday, Jan. 20. (Photo-OOSAR/Facebook)
(VSAR photo)

Pair of North Okanagan snow bikers rescued after mechanical breakdown

Vernon Search and Rescue says the riders prepared well and ‘did all the right things’

(VSAR photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue crews had a long night looking for a pair of snowmobilers lost in the Greystokes area early Jan. 8. (VSAR photo)

Vernon search crews rescue stranded snowmobilers near Kelowna

Central Okanagan crews were tied up looking for missing snow bikers

Vernon Search and Rescue crews had a long night looking for a pair of snowmobilers lost in the Greystokes area early Jan. 8. (VSAR photo)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue spent hours tracking down lost snow bikers after they left the location where a distress signal was sent out on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (COSAR/Facebook)

’Stay put’: Lengthy search for missing snow bikers in Okanagan

The lost persons had left the area where they sent out a distress signal

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue spent hours tracking down lost snow bikers after they left the location where a distress signal was sent out on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (COSAR/Facebook)
Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)

Israeli police response to animal rights a stark contrast to that of B.C. police: Kelowna activist

Amy Soranno was convicted of break and enter after a hog farm protest with Meat the Victims

Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)
Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)

Israeli police response to animal rights a stark contrast to that of B.C. police: Kelowna activist

Amy Soranno was convicted of break and enter after a hog farm protest with Meat the Victims

Approximately 55 chicks were rescued from the hatchery (Barak Mayer/ Meat the Victims Israel)
COSAR volunteers train in the icy Okanagan Lake. 2022 was the third-busiest year on record for the search and rescue team. (COSAR/Submitted)

Working from mountain tops to the depths of Okanagan Lake: COSAR ‘s year in review

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) volunteers rescued people from across…

COSAR volunteers train in the icy Okanagan Lake. 2022 was the third-busiest year on record for the search and rescue team. (COSAR/Submitted)
Shuswap Search and Rescue members snowshoeing to recover a stranded snow biker and his bike, Dec. 29 2022. (Shuswap Search and Rescue/ Facebook)

Shuswap search team rescues snow biker stuck down deep drainage

13 members sledded and snowshoed to trapped man; biker was not injured

Shuswap Search and Rescue members snowshoeing to recover a stranded snow biker and his bike, Dec. 29 2022. (Shuswap Search and Rescue/ Facebook)
(North Shore Rescue)

Injured snowmobiler rescued from Big White by night helicopter team and COSAR

The temperature was approximately -34C at Big White during the rescue

(North Shore Rescue)
Multiple fake emergency calls have been sent out by Apple products in rural B.C. areas in the last couple of weeks. (Kimberley SAR/Special to The News)

B.C. search and rescue warns nature goers about relying on tech in the wilderness

Reminder comes amidst rise in false emergency calls being sent by Apple products

Multiple fake emergency calls have been sent out by Apple products in rural B.C. areas in the last couple of weeks. (Kimberley SAR/Special to The News)
COSAR rescued a skier on Dec. 14, 2022. (COSAR/Facebook)

2 calls in 3 days for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

All rescue efforts were successful

COSAR rescued a skier on Dec. 14, 2022. (COSAR/Facebook)
A skier was trapped for close to five hours on a "dark and cold night" east of Apex on Saturday before he was rescued. (Penticton Search and Rescue)

Skier rescued after spending 5 hours on ‘dark and cold night’ in South Okanagan

Penticton Search and Rescue is reminding people to plan and prepare before adventuring

A skier was trapped for close to five hours on a "dark and cold night" east of Apex on Saturday before he was rescued. (Penticton Search and Rescue)
Penticton Search and Rescue saved a man who got his UTV trapped Saturday night. (Penticton SAR)

Busy Saturday night: From Penticton Santa Parade to a mountain rescue

Penticton Search and Rescue finished up at 1:30 a.m. Sunday

Penticton Search and Rescue saved a man who got his UTV trapped Saturday night. (Penticton SAR)
Kelowna resident Joseph Driscoll was last seen in Kamloops on Friday, Nov. 11. (Kamloops RCMP/Submitted)

Friends organize search party for missing Kelowna man

The search will take place Saturday in Kamloops where he was last seen

Kelowna resident Joseph Driscoll was last seen in Kamloops on Friday, Nov. 11. (Kamloops RCMP/Submitted)
Tom Dennehy, seen in this photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. His family has made a donation to Osoyoos Search and Rescue in his name. (Contributed)

Family of Okanagan man who drowned saving dog donates to search and rescue

The family of Tom Dennehy made the donation which will go to the K9 team and first aid training

Tom Dennehy, seen in this photo with his two dogs, drowned in Osoyoos Lake after trying to rescue one of his dogs July 25. His family has made a donation to Osoyoos Search and Rescue in his name. (Contributed)
Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Search of Okanagan Lake concludes, missing person not found

An investigation into Dillon Angle’s sudden disappearance is continuing

Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon Search and Rescue, police search Okanagan Lake for missing person

The search is being conducted in the Beachcomber Bay Road area

Vernon Search and Rescue conduct a search investigation on Okanagan Lake south of Beachcomber Bay Road Thursday, Nov. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)