It was another busy summer for the crews at Kamloops Search and Rescue.
SAR spokesperson Jen Stahn says they had more call outs this summer than they have had for years.
“Just from June to September we have had 18 tasks. While it doesn’t seem like a lot it is more than we have had in previous years. We are definitely on pace to set another record this year. What is even more impressive or sad depending how you look at it is that we are looking at a lot more multi-day operations. So instead of just going out for a single task at a time we are going out for multiple days at a time looking for people.”
Stahn says the fall months are traditionally busy for the search and rescue group noting an uptick in thinks like hunting and shifting weather.
She says the use of drones in the search and rescue toolbox has helped offset delays in requesting police helicopter assistance after it was moved from Kamloops to Kelowna.
(Photo credit: Kamloops Search and Rescue)