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Posted: March 8, 2021

SAR units team up to locate four stranded people

At 2:30 a.m. March 8, Kimberley Search and Rescue (SAR) and Columbia Valley SAR were tasked by Columbia Valley RCMP to assist police in locating four overdue people in the White Swan area.

A team from Columbia Valley SAR located the subjects on a nearby spur road off a main Forest Service Road.

“Efforts to locate the subjects were helped by the following actions: When they did not return at the expect time police were notified in a timely fashion. When the subjects became stranded they remained in their vehicle and waited for help,” Kimberley SAR reported on social media.

“We remind the public, the Lussier Hot Springs remain closed at this time. White Swan FSR is a radio-controlled road as it is an active logging road. Any vehicles traveling on an active resource road must have a radio to communicate their locations to other users. Resource roads in our area allow access into the wilderness where communication through cell phone and even Satellite phone is limited.”

Before venturing out on a remote road, please remember to check your fuel/battery and take the essentials.

The last service station before White Swan FSR is in Canal Flats.

See more at BC AdventureSmart.

Kimberley SAR Photo


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