2013-03-29 Missing Alzheimers Patient near Coopers Foods in Rutland

Mar
30

15 Central Okanagan SAR members responded to locate an Alzheimer's patient in the Kelowna area. The subject had been waiting for his wife in the car when he walked away. Subject was located alive and well.

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2013-03-20 Joint Exercise with 442

Mar
21

Thirteen COSAR members took part in a Search and Rescue exercise with 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron from 19 Wing Comox, B.C in Kelowna on March 20'th 2013
Three were working on the Air side in their CASARA role, one volunteered to be a casualty, one was in training with Justice Institute as a BC Paramedic, eight on the ground SAR side, with four initial responders, one in communications, two in command, and one observer.

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2013-03-10 Invistigation of Distress Signal Philpott Road

Mar
11

9 COSAR members responded to investigate "help help" written in a snowbank off paved area on Philpott Road. Invistigastion resulted in the suspission that the message was written perhaps by a person or group of people that had become stuck in their vehicle, as noted by the debris, and the deep ruts in the snow.  The circumstance was checked out, and two sets of snow shoe tracks leaving the location were followed through to their conclusion to confirm no one was still in distress. There were no missing person reports that could be associated either. 

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2013-03-07 Two Stranded Males Lebanon Lake

Mar
07

COSAR was stood down while mustering to search for two stranded youth males, off of Chute Lake Rd, near Lebanon Lake, when the RCMP were able to escort the individuals out safely to waiting Police cars.

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2013-03-01 Evidence Search Related to an Abandoned Snowmobile 6 weeks earlier

Mar
02

Central Okanagan SAR responded to retrieve an abandoned snowmobilefrom up a logging road in the Graystokes area that had resulted in a search on Jan 18 2013 where no conclusive information was obtained on the whereabouts of the operator.

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2013-02-25 Search For a Female and Her 2 Dogs Near Telemark Cross Country Ski Area

Feb
25

COSAR was stood down while mustering to search for a missing female and her two dogs near the Telemark cross country ski area.  SAR was stood down when the subject made it out safely.

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2013-02-15 Possible Cardiac Arrest Telemark Ski Area

Feb
17

5 COSAR members respond to assist BC Ambulance service with a Male in possible Cardiac Arrest on the Telemark cross country ski trails.  The Coroner was called in when alll efforts to save the subject failed.

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2013-01-30 Vehicle into Wood Lake

Jan
30

1 Central Okanagan SAR, 10 Vernon SAR and 5 Kelowna Fire Marine Rescue members responded to search for the driver of a vehicle that went into Wood Lake near Oyama. SAR members were stood down when RCMP reported they had interviewed an individual on scene, who advised he was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

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2013-01-26 Intoxicated Male near Big White

Jan
26

2 Central Okanagan SAR member responded in a liaison role with RCMP to search for an intoxicated male near Big White Village calling in on his cell phone. RCMP were provided assistance identifying most likely areas and mapping assistance.

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2013-01-23 2 Missing Males Gillard FSR

Jan
23

10 COSAR members responded to search for 2 individuals who had gone 4x4ing on Gillard FSR the night before. One of the men called a family member when they realized they were lost after trying to walk out. The family member went looking for them and when the cell phone went dead, they called the police. The Subjects were located in ok condition by Air3 and flown out back to town.

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