Search and Rescue

BC Adventure Smart has a trip planning app that allows users to make a trip plan and send it to a friend or family member. The app is available for free. (BC Adventure Smart file)

Call 911, don’t change voicemail to detail location when lost on hikes: BC SAR

A post circulating the internet suggests changing outgoing voicemail if lost, SAR says call 911

 

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has a new operations centre located across the Qualicum Beach Airport. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach councillor disappointed with Parksville counterparts over ASAR funding

Town to reimburse Arrowswmith Search and Rescue’s $31K in development cost charges

 

Glen Hamakawa, 67, and wife Eva, 56 were supposed to be back home from an ATV trip in the Crump recreational site area on Oct. 1. As of Sunday morning, Oct. 3, the search continues for the couple. (Facebook)

Couple found dead in apparent ATV rollover near Summerland-Princeton Highway

The couple departed on their black and red Polaris side-by-side ATV in an unknown direction

 

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue held an open house at its new operations centre at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue held an open house at its new operations centre at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
An Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Mobile Command Unit. (PQB News file photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue receives $5K donation from EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Money to go towards new operations centre at Qualicum Beach airport

An Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Mobile Command Unit. (PQB News file photo)
The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for missing Newfoundland fishers

Father calls for all-out effort after pair disappears off coast of Labrador

The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were called out Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to assist an injured hunter in the Cook Creek area. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Instagram photo)

Arrowsmith SAR crews help rescue hunter seriously injured after fall in Cook Creek area

24 crew members assisted in rescue effort; man taken to hospital

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were called out Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to assist an injured hunter in the Cook Creek area. (Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Instagram photo)
Two climbers had to be rescued from the east face of Mount Colonel Foster on Sept. 2 (North Shore Search and Rescue photo/ Facebook)

Mountain climber survives 40-metre Vancouver Island tumble

Campbell River, North Shore SAR teams rescue man who injured his face in Stratchcona Park fall

Two climbers had to be rescued from the east face of Mount Colonel Foster on Sept. 2 (North Shore Search and Rescue photo/ Facebook)
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)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews worked for several hours on Tuesday (Aug. 25) to rescue an injured female hiker on the Nile Creek trail. (ASAR Instagram photo)

PHOTOS: Arrowsmith SAR crews rescue injured hiker along rugged Nile Creek trail

Comox Valley, Nanaimo and Alberni Valley personnel called in for assistance

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews worked for several hours on Tuesday (Aug. 25) to rescue an injured female hiker on the Nile Creek trail. (ASAR Instagram photo)
Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)

100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn donate $9,200 to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

SAR representatives say money will go toward new operations centre

Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members as they pack and prepare a woman for helicopter transport from the top of Mount Schofield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith SAR crews rescue woman injured after ATV rolls over

On same day, ASAR helped find pair of lost hikers

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members as they pack and prepare a woman for helicopter transport from the top of Mount Schofield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted photo)
RCMP divers were continuing their search Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, for a diver who went missing near the Winchelsea Islands on Friday, Aug. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search continues near Winchelsea Islands for missing diver

RCMP and other search and rescue resources continue to comb waters and shoreline near Nanoose Bay

RCMP divers were continuing their search Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, for a diver who went missing near the Winchelsea Islands on Friday, Aug. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)

14 people rescued from sinking charter boat near Nanaimo

Multiple vessels responded to mayday call from boat taking on water off of Gabriola Island

Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)
The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for diver who went missing near Nanaimo

Diver did not surface as expected near Winchelsea Islands

The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Two adults and a toddler had to be rescued after their small boat lost engine power, took on water and sank against Snake Island near Nanaimo on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Stn. 27)

Fishing trip turns to mayday call after boat founders off island near Nanaimo

Two adults and a toddler safe after assistance from port authority and RCM-SAR

Two adults and a toddler had to be rescued after their small boat lost engine power, took on water and sank against Snake Island near Nanaimo on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Stn. 27)
A team member from Alberni Valley Rescue Squad pauses at the Mount 5040 summit after successfully rescuing an injured hiker, Aug. 8, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY RICHARD JOHNS, AVRS)

Volunteer searchers from Port Alberni rescue injured hiker on Island mountain

Helicopter called to evacuate hiker from 5040 Peak, southwest of city

A team member from Alberni Valley Rescue Squad pauses at the Mount 5040 summit after successfully rescuing an injured hiker, Aug. 8, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY RICHARD JOHNS, AVRS)
An injured biker is secured to a stretcher on the back of a utility task vehicle after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue from the HammerFest mountain biking trails near the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews act quickly to find injured mountain biker

Rescue took place along HammerFest mountain biking trails

An injured biker is secured to a stretcher on the back of a utility task vehicle after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue from the HammerFest mountain biking trails near the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)