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Posted: October 8, 2021

Fernie SAR finds two overdue anglers in Bull River area

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) this morning reporting members responded to a call from Elk Valley RCMP shortly after midnight to search for two missing women last thought to be fishing in the Bull River area.

They were located around 4 a.m., safe and well.

“As this is the second all-night search we have conducted this week, it is a good opportunity to remind travellers in our area that cell coverage is very limited outside the main highway corridor. Some form of satellite communicator is highly recommended, and a trip plan is essential,” Fernie SAR suggested on social media.

“A trip plan can be as simple as a note or text saying where you are going and when you are due back, left with a responsible person. The Fernie SAR website has a link to an AdventureSmart online trip plan.

“This simple precaution before embarking on a backcountry trip saves rescue crews lengthy search missions and can often be the difference between life and death for missing people. Our catchment area is over 4,000-square-kilometres, and without a trip plan to work with it can be very challenging to locate subjects.”

Fernie SAR file photo


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