In Case of Emergency Call 911


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High Angle MVA Rescue Cherryville

Dec 06, 2017

Vernon Search & Rescue was called to assist the BC ambulance service with a high-angle rope Rescue at a motor vehicle accident East of Cherryville.

Arriving on scene they assessed the situation, finding a vehicle roughly 20m down a very steep Bank, with the female subject roughly 50m further down the bank below the vehicle.

Vernon Search and Rescue teams set up and deployed a rope system, and with help from the RCMP and Lumby fire department members hoisted the subject up the steep slope to the safety of the roadway.

Vernon Search and Rescue assist a BC Ambulance Team team

Vernon Search and Rescue assist a BC Ambulance Team

Jul 12, 2017

At 3:30 Sunday afternoon, Vernon Search and Rescue received a call to assist a BC Ambulance Team team with an injured ATV rider in Coldstream. VSAR teams arrived on scene to find that two individuals sustained injuries when their ATV rolled over while trying to traverse a steep side hill in a tight ravine. One patient was brought down the hillside on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance, then transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for further treatment.

Hanglider Rescue - Vernon Area

Hanglider Rescue - Vernon Area

Jun 23, 2017

In the afternoon of Thursday, June 22, Vernon Search and Rescue received a request from the provincial Emergency Coordination Centre in Victoria to assist in the search and rescue of a hanglider pilot in mountainous terrain south of Vernon, BC.

Initial reports indicated that the subject had crashed and was caught in trees, with undetermined injuries. Ground teams were deployed into the King Edward Lake Forest Service Road area, where they met up with friends of the pilot, RCMP and ambulance crews.