Mission, B.C. – September 28, 2015
It’s been a busy few days for Mission Search & Rescue. On Friday, Sept 25th, MSAR was asked to assist Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue find a missing hiker at the back of Pitt Lake. The hiker was located and brought out by helicopter that day. Saturday evening the team was called out to investigate a flare sighting on the Fraser River near Hatzic. The team was unable to find anyone in distress. And then Sunday evening, the team assisted the Mission RCMP in locating a missing hunter in the Steelhead area.
The young man, experienced in the area, lost sight of the trail and after contacting a family member by cell phone, did the right thing and stayed put. This is very important point to make and is also taught to kids in Adventure Smart’s Hug-A-Tree program. Staying in one place does make it easier for searchers to find you.
This search had a happy outcome and the young man was located and brought out in the early hours of September 28th with no injuries, albeit a little embarrassed.
Mission Search & Rescue (MSAR) is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the RCMP, the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Coroners Service in a variety of search and rescue functions. All members are 100 per cent volunteer and are on call 24/7.
MSAR does lead the Adventure Smart Hug-A-Tree program for youth groups between 5 – 12 years of age. If your group is interested in having us conduct a session, please email us at email@example.com.