The first call-out of 2016 for Kent Harrison Search and Rescue came Sunday when paramedics urgently needed to access a patient at a cottage on Harrison Lake.
The team transported four paramedics to a water-access only site on the west side of Harrison Lake.
SAR members assisted in getting the patient to an adjacent beach to access the medevac helicopter.
Also in SAR news, long service pins were awarded to Ian Maslin (5 years) and Neil Brewer (25 years) at a social evening prior to the holidays.
The team also received a community gaming grant of $41,000. Those funds will be used to upgrade the electronics and cover extensive training required for the Harrison Osprey.
The 38-foot lifeboat is expected to be in service this spring.
And thieves entered the SAR compound sometime around Dec. 11 and broke into the team’s logistics trailer, stealing a red 10-by-10-foot collapsible shelter worth $2,000. RCMP were notified.
For more information on volunteer ground and inland water search and rescue in British Columbia, visit www.bcsara.com.