March GADSAR Report

Search and Rescue members flew to Laing Creek area to attend to an injured male sledder.

  • Apr. 11, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Ben Tanasichuk

Golden and District Search and Rescue

On Saturday March 9, at approximately 3 p.m., GADSAR responded to a medical call in the Silent Pass area for a male sledder. Two SAR members responded via helicopter.

On Sunday, March 17, GADSAR was asked to assist the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort mountain safety team in a search for an out of bounds missing skier. Four members of GADSAR attended the scene, and the young male skier was found unharmed.

On Saturday March 23 at approximately 2 p.m., GADSAR received a call from Kimberley SAR requesting assistance with a missing male sledder. GADSAR provided avalanche professionals, CARDA (avalanche rescue dogs) resources and organized avalanche rescue assistance to Kimberley SAR in their search.

GADSAR was called out by the RCMP to assist with an injured male sledder in the Laing Creek area on Friday March 29. Three GADSAR members flew to the area where they attended to a single male sledder who has sustained significant injuries. GADSAR members treated the individual and flew him back to Golden where he was handed off to BC Ambulance Service.

GADSAR would like to thank Dogtooth Climbing Gym for hosting a great training evening at their facility. Thanks Ian!