Tracking Training in Port Alberni

Tracking Training in Port Alberni

This past weekend members from Campbell River SAR joined Search and Rescue volunteers from a dozen other SAR groups throughout Vancouver Island at a tracking course hosted in Port Alberni. This course focused on the fundamentals of tracking, with an emphasis on...
Sutton Pass Rope Rescue training weekend

Sutton Pass Rope Rescue training weekend

“This past weekend CRSAR was among 40 fellow Search and Rescue members from 8 Search and Rescue groups of Vancouver Island. These members converged to hone their skills and develop new ones at the popular Sutton Pass Rope Rescue training exercise put on by the...
Kayak Rescue up the Knight Inlet

Kayak Rescue up the Knight Inlet

Continuing Campbell River Search and Rescue’s busy summer of calls, our Helicopter Assisted Extraction Team was called into action on the afternoon of Wednesday the 6th. The mission was to locate four experienced kayakers stranded on the Klinaklini River, which flows...

Busy couple of days for Search and Rescue

Tuesday evening’s business meeting was interrupted by a call from the Emergency Co-ordination Center in Victoria, informing Campbell River Search and Rescue (CRSAR) of a SPOT beacon distress call on the shore of Burman Lake, near the Golden Hinde in the very center of...

Response 1 – Vehicle Profile

Response 1 A Dodge Ram 5500 with a custom box, Response 1 is our primary initial response vehicle for both searches and (land-based) rescues. Our priority when we purchased this truck was to get a vehicle powerful enough to carry an assortment of essential gear as...
Rescue at Della Falls

Rescue at Della Falls

Campbell River Search & Rescue was activated on Monday Aug. 7th to perform a Class D long line rescue near Della Falls. At 12:15 we received a call from Alberni Valley Rescue squad to assist in the rescue of a member of a large hiking party who had become injured...
Long line rescue on Pogo Mountain

Long line rescue on Pogo Mountain

Campbell River Search & Rescue responded to support Westcoast Inland Search & Rescue and assist a lone hiker on Pogo Mountain, between Port Alberni & Ucluelet. Three members from CRSAR responded on board WestCoast Helicopters early Sunday morning. They...
Rescue of Injured Hiker near Bedwell Lake

Rescue of Injured Hiker near Bedwell Lake

Campbell River Search & Rescue (CRSAR) responded to two separate incidents on Sunday, July 30. The first call was a request from the Emergency Co-ordination Centre (ECC) in Victoria for assistance to help Naniamo Search & Rescue look for an elderly gentleman...

Rescue on Red Pillar Mountain

Campbell River SAR was busy Monday night formulating a plan to locate and transport two overdue hikers from a remote area near Red Pillar Mountain. The pair had started their trip from the Flower Ridge trailhead and intended to be back in Victoria on Monday. RCMP was...
Rescue on the Elk River trail

Rescue on the Elk River trail

On Sunday, July 16, Campbell River SAR was tasked by BC Ambulance to attend to an injured hiker who had sustained burns to both legs while on a backpacking trip with family. The young man was preparing a breakfast meal when he spilled boiling water on his legs. The...