Columbia Valley Pioneer Staff

Columbia Valley Search and Rescue (CVSAR) has been kept busy with recent call-outs.

On the May 13-14 weekend, members assisted the BC Ambulance Service  with a medical response on a local hiking trail where someone needed transport to hospital. Shortly after that incident, CVSAR crews were called to help an injured paraglider on Lake Windermere.

On the night of May 16, members were tasked by the RCMP for a missing person at Panorama Mountain Resort. A team responded and conducted a search with assistance from Panorama Safety Services and Panorama Fire Rescue. The search continued in the morning and the individual was located in good health outside of Panorama village.

“A huge thank you to everyone who helped in the searches. This was a huge team effort,” CVSAR said on its Facebook page. 

People are reminded to think about the “three Ts” when they venture out: trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. And don’t hesitate to call 911 if you need help.