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 SAR was called out today to rescue two hunters who got stuck on a cliff.

A combination of CDFL (helicopter longline) and rope rescue was used to bring them to safety.

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Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Elk Valley RCMP respond to fatal UTV rollover

Elk Valley
2021-09-05 16:20 PDT
File # 2021-2773

Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a rollover Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) incident that claimed a man's life late last night.

Around 11:50 p.m. on September 4, Elk Valley RCMP along with BC Ambulance and Fernie Search and Rescue responded to a serious rollover involving a UTV in the Newgate area on the west side of Lake Kookanusa.

Initial investigation has revealed that an Alberta man was driving the UTV with an adult male passenger, also from Alberta when the UTV rolled in a body of water. The passenger suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the UTV did not sustain any injuries.

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Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Please report if this happens to you!🤟🏻
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Sparwood SAR would like to sincerely thank all the volunteer members both from our SAR group and the multiple supporting SAR groups who put in many long hours in often difficult conditions during the search in Sparwood over the last three days. We would also like to thank all the members of the public for their vigilance and cooperation.

Search operations have concluded and we are no longer seeking assistance from the public. No further information will be released and any enquiries or information should be directed to the Elk Valley RCMP.

Groups involved included:
Elkford Search and Rescue, Fernie Search and Rescue, Cranbrook Search and Rescue, Kimberley Search and Rescue, PEP Air, British Columbia Search Dog Association.

British Columbia Search and Rescue Association
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie SAR was called out to rescue an injured mountain biker on the Swine Flu trail.

Fernie SAR and Fire/Rescue responded with ground teams, and the biker was eventually longlined and delivered to BCAS.

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Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie Search and Rescue
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie SAR was called out for back to back rescues this afternoon. The first involved a hiker who became lost high above Island Lake Lodge and ended up on a cliff face. A lengthy technical rope rescue was needed to extricate him, and he was safely rescued with help from Island Lake staff.

The second involved a woman with a serious leg injury on the Moccasin Trail on Mt Fernie.. She was eventually longlined and delivered to BCEHS.

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