Hope SAR responds to injured dirt biker

The crew helped load the patient onto a stretcher and transport him to a nearby helicopter landing zone

Members of Hope SAR successfully completed their Road Rescue Rope Embankment course on the weekend.

Volunteers from Hope Search and Rescue were called out on Saturday after a dirt bike rider was reported injured near Nickle Mine.

Dispatched to assist BC paramedics, the crew helped load the patient onto a stretcher and transport him to a nearby helicopter landing zone.

He was flown to Chilliwack airport for further assessment, and the SAR volunteers returned to base.


Training upgrade

On Sunday June 23 members of Hope Search and Rescue completed their Road Rescue Rope Embankment course. The course included: Friday night introduction to the course and paperwork. Saturday and Sunday were 10-hour-days, offering a mix of morning theory and afternoon field work. Members covered all the base line rope skills on Saturday, which includes most of the JI SAR dual rope systems for low angle and steep angle rescue. On Sunday the members continued to improve on the rope systems by adding capstan winch system and the use of MPD systems.  All members passed a written exam at end of day Sunday.

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