Search and Rescue

Seventeen women hiked the quarry, then suited up in their little black dresses and heels for a champagne and bubbly beverage toast July 21. Submitted/Laurie Pole photo

‘Operation Little Black Dress’ brings 17 women together to hike, raise dollars

First annual hike, of the quarry off of Othello Road, helped raise $310 for Hope SAR

Seventeen women hiked the quarry, then suited up in their little black dresses and heels for a champagne and bubbly beverage toast July 21. Submitted/Laurie Pole photo
A man died during a BASE jump from a ridge line between Hope Mountain and Wells Peak, Hope SAR confirmed. Google Maps image

Man dies during BASE jump from Hope Mountain

Authorities are not releasing the man’s name, an experienced BASE jumper who passed away July 15

A man died during a BASE jump from a ridge line between Hope Mountain and Wells Peak, Hope SAR confirmed. Google Maps image
A man died during a BASE jump from a ridge line between Hope Mountain and Wells Peak, Hope SAR confirmed. Google Maps image

Man dies during BASE jump from Hope Mountain

Authorities are not releasing the man’s name, an experienced BASE jumper who passed away July 15

A man died during a BASE jump from a ridge line between Hope Mountain and Wells Peak, Hope SAR confirmed. Google Maps image
FILE – Two specially trained members of the Chilliwack SAR team arrive on solid ground with the pair of climbers from Mt. Slesse. (Chilliwack SAR/Tony)

B.C. search and rescue groups responded to 700 calls in first half of 2020

Province announces annual funding as part of Budget 2020

FILE – Two specially trained members of the Chilliwack SAR team arrive on solid ground with the pair of climbers from Mt. Slesse. (Chilliwack SAR/Tony)
The waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a popular photo spot, yet neighbouring Popkum Fire Department chief Walter Roos urges people to obey the signs and stop at the viewpoint as several rescues have to be done from the falls each year.  Jenna Hauck/ The Progress

Popkum fire chief urges caution after Saturday rescue from Bridal Veil Falls

11-year-old boy was stable, fire chief Walter Roos said, when delivered to a waiting ambulance

The waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a popular photo spot, yet neighbouring Popkum Fire Department chief Walter Roos urges people to obey the signs and stop at the viewpoint as several rescues have to be done from the falls each year.  Jenna Hauck/ The Progress
The Coquihalla River, the site of a search and rescue and police search late last week, after reports were received of a man in the river. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Rescuers come up empty after scouring Coquihalla River for 50-year-old man

Police, search teams, drones and helicopters were involved in the two-day search

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The Coquihalla River, the site of a search and rescue and police search late last week, after reports were received of a man in the river. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
FILE – Sport fishermen cast their lines as a commercial fishing boat heads out on the Fraser River from Steveston Harbour during a 32-hour fishery window in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday August 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Richmond RCMP find body of missing swimmer in Fraser River

The person went missing in the middle arm of the river

FILE – Sport fishermen cast their lines as a commercial fishing boat heads out on the Fraser River from Steveston Harbour during a 32-hour fishery window in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday August 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue and Chilliwack Search and Rescue are looking for a person who was seen floating in the Coquihalla River Thursday, July 2, 2020. (Google Maps)

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue and Chilliwack Search and Rescue are looking for a person who was seen floating in the Coquihalla River Thursday, July 2, 2020. (Google Maps)
Search and rescue crews worked to pluck a panicked puppy out of the Vedder River Monday. (Submitted photo)

Soggy dog plucked from Vedder River by Chilliwack Search and Rescue

A 10 month old puppy bit off far more than she could chew throwing herself into the rushing river

Search and rescue crews worked to pluck a panicked puppy out of the Vedder River Monday. (Submitted photo)
Hope Search and Rescue answers, on average, 90 calls a year. Calls(Hope SAR)

Lower than normal call volume for Hope search and rescue as calls across B.C. spike

Across B.C., early May saw a 35 per cent increase in calls, while Hope area calls remain low

Hope Search and Rescue answers, on average, 90 calls a year. Calls(Hope SAR)
Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago

Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago

Reports of a vehicle over an embankment prompted police, SAR, fire crews and ambulance response

Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago
Chilliwack Search and Rescue and Chilliwack RCMP on the Vedder Rotary Trail in the morning on May 12, 2020 after a body of a person that went missing a day prior was recovered in the Vedder River. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Body of 22-year-old man from India recovered from Vedder River in Chilliwack

Young man was swimming in the the river with friends Monday when he went under

Chilliwack Search and Rescue and Chilliwack RCMP on the Vedder Rotary Trail in the morning on May 12, 2020 after a body of a person that went missing a day prior was recovered in the Vedder River. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Joy Pringle (in green) and Hannah Reinholt (in red) visted Foley Lake in Chilliwack to reconnect with nature and have a good time camping. They ended the trip helping to prevent an already-tragic situation from becoming far worse. (Submitted photo)

Good Samaritans help three people survive ATV accident at Foley Lake in Chilliwack

Two young children died, but if not for Joy Pringle and Hannah Reinholt, it could have been worse.

Joy Pringle (in green) and Hannah Reinholt (in red) visted Foley Lake in Chilliwack to reconnect with nature and have a good time camping. They ended the trip helping to prevent an already-tragic situation from becoming far worse. (Submitted photo)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
A SAR-kind-of tribute on founding member Clarence Kolcun’s birthday

A SAR-kind-of tribute on founding member Clarence Kolcun’s birthday

Kolcun turned 93 on April 16 and was serenaded with a parade of rescue vehicles

A SAR-kind-of tribute on founding member Clarence Kolcun’s birthday
Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

Be safe while using the outdoors for social distancing, B.C. search and rescue group urges

Provides list of recommendations so you can come home safe

Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
Three teens had to be rescued from a cliff on Promontory Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 on Crimson Ridge in Chilliwack. (Wayne Hogg)

‘Risky rescue’ for three teens who went down 40-foot cliff in Chilliwack

One boy and two girls had to be rescued after going down a steep embankment at a party in Chilliwack

Three teens had to be rescued from a cliff on Promontory Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 on Crimson Ridge in Chilliwack. (Wayne Hogg)
FILE. (Black Press Media)

RCMP say search for missing snowmobiler in B.C. now a recovery operation

Police say the missing man’s snowmobile was recovered

FILE. (Black Press Media)
Tim Helmer was rescued from a mudslide in Hope, on Silver Skagit Road, on Saturday following a massive rainstorm that hit the area. His car was in the pile of debris where the rescuers are standing in this photo, before being towed out.  Tim Helmer photo

Man describes being ‘clobbered’ by mudslide up Silver-Skagit Road

Tim Helmer woke to his car spinning in the dark, with debris and water flowing over windshield

Tim Helmer was rescued from a mudslide in Hope, on Silver Skagit Road, on Saturday following a massive rainstorm that hit the area. His car was in the pile of debris where the rescuers are standing in this photo, before being towed out.  Tim Helmer photo
A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).

One snowmobiler found dead after getting stuck in tree well near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was activated twice on January 31

A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).