Fernie Search and Rescue

Fernie Search and Rescue is dedicated to assisting those individuals who find themselves in emergency situations in the wilderness surrounding the Fernie area. The group was formed in the 1970s and has been involved in hundreds of rescues and saved many lives.
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie and Sparwood SAR were involved in a major overnight extrication for an injured timber biker last night.

The accident occurred in the McEvoy Creek area, a long way from the main trails, in the creek, and called in via 911 around 530pm

The 38 year old male was eventually tobogganed out to Morrissey at around 230am and handed over to BCAS. He sustained serious spinal injuries and has been transferred to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook.

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Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie SAR was called out today to rescue an injured snowmobiler in the Morrissey area.

Two Fernie SAR Technicians responded via helicopter to stabilise the injuries and deliver the subject to BCAS in Fernie.

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Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
On Friday January 7, Fernie SAR was called in the late afternoon for a snowmobiler that had hit a tree in the rolling hills area. Due to weather and time of day no helicopter support was available. Fernie SAR members and convergents from the fernie snowmobile club were able to locate the subject on sleds and use the clubs grooming cat to bring the subject to the valley bottom and hand over to an awaiting ambulance around 23:00

Once again people on scene having a satellite locating beacon was the only reason they did not spend an extremely uncomfortable night on the mountain. Good to see so many sledding groups carrying the necessary equipment!

And a huge thanks to the the Fernie Snowmobile Association for the use of the cat and to Fernie Wilderness Adventures for the use of their cabin and parking lot for staging the rescue.
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Great post!

With lots of people getting new electronics under the tree, take some time to think about how you carry them!

https://avalanche.ca/blogs/mitigating-avalanche-transceiver-interference?fbclid=IwAR13LZXDTwYg3a-qvPJGgh07_9ac3CBAtT1PGq9vtnse1HacH-sYHhchO_MB
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie, British Columbia
Some great advice from our friends at Sparwood SAR:-

Most online map services like Google and Apple are currently taking information regarding detours and delays due to flooding and making dangerous algorithm-generated route suggestions. We are aware of one stranded motorist contacting SAR for help already.

All logging roads and other backcountry roads should be assumed to be impassible under the current conditions. You’ll almost certainly encounter washouts, deep mud or snow, or unsafe bridges on these routes.

Updates on highway conditions and detours can be found at www.drivebc.ca
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie SAR was back out this afternoon with another flood-related rescue in the Cokato area.

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