After a quiet start to 2022, July has proven to be an especially busy month for Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue. While there were only 27 calls for assistance in the first six months, there have been 10 in July alone.
According to KHSAR, this brings the total calls for the year up to 37. This is a few calls shy of where they were at this time last year, in which there was 44 calls for assistance.
In addition to several searches, the latest spike in activity included two body recoveries and two medical rescues.
In a recent social media post, KHSAR thanked their response partners – RCMP, IHIT, BCEFS, Fire and Coroner’s Service) as well as Valley Helicopters, the partnerships that give Search and Rescue volunteers enhanced rescue and response capabilities.
2021 was a record year for KHSAR with nearly 80 calls for assistance and nearly 6,000 hours of volunteer engagement.