Search and Rescue

A photo of the COSAR bike team attending to the injured rock climber

COSAR transports injured rock climber via UTV at Myra Canyon

Saturday’s rescue was COSAR’s 78th of the year

A photo of the COSAR bike team attending to the injured rock climber
(File photo)

Hiker rescued after falling from cliff above Kelowna service road

The hiker fell approximately seven metres onto a rocky area

(File photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue rescues an injured quad rider in the Cook Creek area on Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue)

Search and rescue is free so don’t delay, association reminds British Columbians

Search and rescue groups say a call to 911 is free and can save lives

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue rescues an injured quad rider in the Cook Creek area on Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue)
COSAR volunteers outside Kelowna Chevrolet with their new truck (Contributed)

Okanagan search and rescue gifted new truck

Kelowna Chevrolet helped cover 50% of the cost, and the other half was paid for by donations

COSAR volunteers outside Kelowna Chevrolet with their new truck (Contributed)
North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)

B.C. search and rescue team commends ‘excellent’ preparation of overdue camper

North Shore Rescue says good planning from the camper greatly aided rescue efforts

North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)
A smoky view of Swiss Peak summit. (Parks Canada photo)
A smoky view of Swiss Peak summit. (Parks Canada photo)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responded to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail twice within 24 hours on July 13 and 14. (COSAR/Instagram)

2 rescues in 2 days on Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Two mountain bikers were injured

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responded to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail twice within 24 hours on July 13 and 14. (COSAR/Instagram)
The crane pictured here in operation on March 26, 2021, before it collapsed while being taken down on Monday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file photo)

Fifth body found in Kelowna crane collapse, investigations continue

Man buried beneath rubble when the crane fell on his office building

The crane pictured here in operation on March 26, 2021, before it collapsed while being taken down on Monday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file photo)
Helicopter rescue team. (Contributed/COSAR)

Busy week for Central Okanagan rescue crews

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was called out six times last week, one of its busiest weeks ever

Helicopter rescue team. (Contributed/COSAR)
Crews from Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, Penticton Search and Rescue, North Westside Fire rescue asnd B.C. Ambulance Service helped rescue a young woman who fell from the rocks near Fintry Falls at Fintry Provincial Park Saturday, July 3. (COSAR Facebook photo)

Okanagan search and rescue crews help with rescue at Fintry Falls

A young woman is believed to have suffered serious injuries in a fall from the rocks

Crews from Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, Penticton Search and Rescue, North Westside Fire rescue asnd B.C. Ambulance Service helped rescue a young woman who fell from the rocks near Fintry Falls at Fintry Provincial Park Saturday, July 3. (COSAR Facebook photo)
Lily Traynor (back) and sister Evelyn raised over $1,300 for the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue with their lemonade sales on June 30. (Submitted)

Kids turn 45 C into fundraising opportunity for South Okanagan Search and Rescue

Lily Traynor raised over $1,300 for Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue on June 30

Lily Traynor (back) and sister Evelyn raised over $1,300 for the Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue with their lemonade sales on June 30. (Submitted)
There is an emergency shelter near the Golden Ears peaks. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Hiker fogged in on Golden Ears, spends 2 nights

Talon Helicopters, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue bring him home Monday

There is an emergency shelter near the Golden Ears peaks. (Facebook/Special to The News)
A woman has been missing since driving her vehicle into the Similkameen River near Keremeos Friday (June 4) morning. (Ryan Van Veen/Flickr)

Police searching for woman after vehicle drives into river near Keremeos

An associate of Amy Sabean, 43, witnessed her being swept away in the Similkameen River

A woman has been missing since driving her vehicle into the Similkameen River near Keremeos Friday (June 4) morning. (Ryan Van Veen/Flickr)
Vernon Search and Rescue members aided a novice kayaker on the Shuswap River May 30, 2021. (VSAR Instagram)

Novice kayaker rescued on Shuswap River

Sunday’s task concluded a record-breaking month of calls for Vernon Search and Rescue

Vernon Search and Rescue members aided a novice kayaker on the Shuswap River May 30, 2021. (VSAR Instagram)
(COSAR/Facebook)

May 2021 was the busiest month in Central Okanagan Search and Rescue’s 67-year-history

The group was tasked with 12 different missions and was active for 19 operational periods

(COSAR/Facebook)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to secure a landing zone for Vernon Search And Rescue and Penticton and District Search and Rescue as they teamed up to rescue an injured hiker at the Enderby Cliffs May 20, 2021. (RCMP Facebook)

Crews from Vernon, Penticton rescue Enderby Cliffs hiker

Vernon Search and Rescue calls for mutual aid from Penticton and its helicopter for hiker with possible back injury

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to secure a landing zone for Vernon Search And Rescue and Penticton and District Search and Rescue as they teamed up to rescue an injured hiker at the Enderby Cliffs May 20, 2021. (RCMP Facebook)
People in Kelowna’s City Park on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Search crews looking for missing diver in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s City Park

At around 2:50 p.m., RCMP received reports of a diver missing.

People in Kelowna’s City Park on May 18, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Vernon Search and Rescue’s Legacy vessel is returning to Okanagan Lake for boating season, the society said Friday, May 14, 2021. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue vessel returns to Okanagan Lake

VSAR’s Legacy is back with a fresh coat of paint and some other upgrades

Vernon Search and Rescue’s Legacy vessel is returning to Okanagan Lake for boating season, the society said Friday, May 14, 2021. (VSAR photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue manager Ken Neden, as he goes over the events of the Qualicum Falls river rescue on Dec. 12, 2020, for a United Kingdom television program “Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’. (Mandy Moraes photo)

TV show spreading news of daring B.C. river rescue across the world

Arrowsmith SAR trio share their accounts for ‘Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue manager Ken Neden, as he goes over the events of the Qualicum Falls river rescue on Dec. 12, 2020, for a United Kingdom television program “Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’. (Mandy Moraes photo)
What3words was first created in the U.K. in 2013 and is credited to saving the lives of outdoor enthusiasts around the world. (Contributed)

‘This is a life saving tool’: App helps paramedics find capsized canoeists near Revelstoke

What3words pinpoints the person’s phone location to a three-meter range

What3words was first created in the U.K. in 2013 and is credited to saving the lives of outdoor enthusiasts around the world. (Contributed)
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