Thank you BCSARA!

In 2017 Campbell River Search & Rescue was able to purchase two new trucks and a rescue box with funds received from the Province and BCSARA. This funding also provided for other purchases like personal protective equipment and dollars for training. Without this...
2017 SAR review

2017 SAR review

2017 was a busy year for Campbell River Search & Rescue; we logged 52 operational calls for service. We had 44 in 2016 so that’s an 18% increase in call volume for the year, which is pretty typical of the stats we are seeing all over the province. Almost every...
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...