Update: Air and ground search for unconfirmed distress beacon Friday

No injuries after helicopter pilot makes emergency landing near Agassiz last Friday

Emergency personnel were called to Mount Woodside last Friday, June 5, for an unconfirmed distress beacon.

RCMP, Fire and Search and Rescue attended, along with air support for the search in the area of the Mount Woodside Forest Service Road.

According to RCMP spokesman Cpl. Mike Rail, an “extensive” search was conducted. Upon further investigation, members of the Agassiz detachment were able to talk to the pilot and found out he had made an emergency landing.

“There was no crash and everyone is safe,” reports Cpl. Rail.

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