GADSAR rescued stranded snowmobiler late last night

Members of GADSAR were able to locate and rescue a stranded snowmobiler from Alberta just after 1 a.m. on Feb. 15 near Quartz Creek.

  • Feb. 15, 2015 3:00 p.m.

On February 14 at 7:04 p.m., the Golden RCMP were advised that a 19 year old male from Sylvan Lake, Alberta had intentionally separated from the group he was snowmobiling with after falling in to a creek in a snowmobiling area, west of Golden.

The group had made plans to meet up with the male at a cabin near Quartz Creek later on in the afternoon; however when they arrived at the cabin approximately three hours later, the male was not there. Friends quickly searched the area, and contacted police when they were unable to locate the male.

The RCMP immediately activated Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) through the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP), and four members responded by snowmobile. After an extensive search, members of the GADSAR team were able to locate the male who had become stranded in steep terrain. GADSAR members were able to ski to the male, who was then provided snowshoes and able to follow GADSAR members back to their snowmobiles.

Just after 1 a.m., the RCMP received confirmation from GADSAR that they had successfully rescued the male, who had been transported back to his vehicle without any reported injuries.

“GADSAR has had an extremely busy couple of weeks.” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden RCMP. “We are lucky to have such a dedicated group of trained volunteers.” he continued.

Police would like to remind those participating in back country activities to always have a plan and be prepared to spend the night outdoors should you become stranded or unable to call for help.


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