Search and Rescue member Jay Lloyd shows his daughters Janelle (pictured) and Rosalie (inside the helicopter) some of the equipment GADSAR uses

GADSAR hosts Golden

The member of the Golden and District Search and Rescue held an open house.

The Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) held their first open house at their new building on Saturday June 23.

Search and Rescue members and their families, as well as residents from the community enjoyed a relatively rain-free afternoon at the group’s new home located beside the airport at 210 Fisher Road.

Attendees got to view the new facility, look at some of the equipment that Search and Rescue uses, including the helicopter, and enjoy a barbecue lunch.

GADSAR has been in the new building since October of last year after a generous donation from the Columbia Basin Trust.

GADSAR was formed in 1965 and is the Golden and Area A’s sole provider of mountain rescue, avalanche rescue, swift water rescue, ice rescue, back country medical rescue, and missing persons.

The entirely volunteer-run organization has roughly 25 members, all of whom donate their time on a weekly basis.

 

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