Search and Rescue

Access helicopters transported Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue members to a remote area near Mount Waddington to rescue two hikers July 29. (Photo submitted)

Hikers rescued off B.C.’s ‘Mystery Mountain’ after falling rock strikes one

Injured hiker began bleeding profusely at 11,000 feet up Mount Waddington Friday

Access helicopters transported Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue members to a remote area near Mount Waddington to rescue two hikers July 29. (Photo submitted)
Darrell Taylor from the Keremeos Search and Rescue holds the guide ropes during Family Day in 2018 for one young climber at the Similkameen Rec Centre. (Tara Bowie - Keremeos Review File)

Keremeos Search and Rescue shutting down after 13 years

A lack of volunteers made it unsustainable

Darrell Taylor from the Keremeos Search and Rescue holds the guide ropes during Family Day in 2018 for one young climber at the Similkameen Rec Centre. (Tara Bowie - Keremeos Review File)
(COSAR/Facebook)

Injured cyclist rescued in Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s 51st task

Cyclist suffered a head injury while riding along Myra Canyon

(COSAR/Facebook)
Vernon Search and Rescue crew members hiked through slushy snow in the Monashee Mountains to rescue some lost hikers Friday, July 8, then called for a helicopter to help take everyone to safety. (Vernon Search and Rescue file photo)

Lost hikers safely found by Vernon Search and Rescue

Crew members made it through slushy July snow in the Monashee Mountains

Vernon Search and Rescue crew members hiked through slushy snow in the Monashee Mountains to rescue some lost hikers Friday, July 8, then called for a helicopter to help take everyone to safety. (Vernon Search and Rescue file photo)
(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Celebration of life for Kelowna flood victim

Chelsea Cardno and her dog JJ went missing on June 14 along Mission Creek

(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
One fatality has been reported on the Spion Kop trails in Lake Country

UPDATE: Arrest, fatality and injuries at Spion Kop, Lake Country

COSAR has reported one fatality as a result of a UTV rollover

One fatality has been reported on the Spion Kop trails in Lake Country
Vernon Search and Rescue crews were getting ready to head to Enderby to help search for a child reported missing from a campground when they got a call that the child had been found safe. (Morning Star file photo)

Child found safely after wandering from Okanagan campground

Many locals in Enderby help in search for toddler Saturday evening, June 25

Vernon Search and Rescue crews were getting ready to head to Enderby to help search for a child reported missing from a campground when they got a call that the child had been found safe. (Morning Star file photo)
Emergency crews were on scene Saturday, June 25, to assist a man with serious head injuries on the High Rim Trail in Lake Country. The man was returning to his campsite when his ATV flipped and he was thrown from the vehicle. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue photo)

Man suffers serious head injuries in Lake Country ATV incident

Man thrown from vehicle returning to campsite on High Rim Trail when ATV flipped

Emergency crews were on scene Saturday, June 25, to assist a man with serious head injuries on the High Rim Trail in Lake Country. The man was returning to his campsite when his ATV flipped and he was thrown from the vehicle. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue photo)
(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Final search of Mission Creek after woman goes missing during Kelowna floods

The search will continue on Saturday, June 25

(Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)

Fatigue and weather pause search for missing Kelowna woman and dog

COSAR Manager says 152 people came to assist with the search on Saturday

Chelsea Cardno went missing on June 14, 2022 while out walking her dog JJ (Photo - @chelscardno/Instagram)
(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)
(Photo - Brittany Webster/Kelowna Capital News)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue attended to the riverbanks near Pasadena Rd. for a possible missing person on June 14. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Search underway for person possibly swept away in Kelowna’s Mission Creek

Search and rescue team called in to 1300-block of Pasadena Road

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue attended to the riverbanks near Pasadena Rd. for a possible missing person on June 14. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police say search for boater in waters off Vancouver now a missing persons file

46-year-old Surrey, B.C., man has not been seen since renting a motorboat from Granville Island

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The COSAR eBike team was called to assist in a rescue on June 8 (COSAR/Submitted)

COSAR rescue on the Kelowna Myra Canyon trestle trails

A senior with serious injuries was rescued from Myra Canyon

The COSAR eBike team was called to assist in a rescue on June 8 (COSAR/Submitted)
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air, water search underway after empty powerboat found drifting off Vancouver

5-metre rental motorboat adrift in English Bay with motor running

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vernon Search and Rescue helped retrieve a deceased person who was camping in the Lumby area Saturday, May 28, 2022. (VSAR photo)

Man camping in Lumby area found deceased

Vernon Search and Rescue assisted the RCMP in recovering the body Saturday night

Vernon Search and Rescue helped retrieve a deceased person who was camping in the Lumby area Saturday, May 28, 2022. (VSAR photo)
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)
(File photo)
(File photo)
West Kelowna Fire Rescue saved an injured rider from the trails on May 23 (Facebook).

Mountain biker rescued from West Kelowna Smith Creek trails

The West Kelowna Fire Department rescued an injured rider from ‘Feel the Love’ at Smith Creek

West Kelowna Fire Rescue saved an injured rider from the trails on May 23 (Facebook).
(Contributed Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Search and Rescue saves paraglider from tree near Agassiz

The pilot was uninjured after being lowered to safety

(Contributed Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)