Friday, October 21, 2016

Another successful mission for Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue

The members of Prince Rupert's Ground Search and Rescue unit were called into action earlier this week when they were tasked to assist in a situation where two hikers had become lost on Mount Hays.

The search for the missing pair took place in the late afternoon of Monday, October 17th and continued into the early evening, spanning a period of one and a half hours in total, an operation that also made use of a helicopter as part of the rescue.

The Search and Rescue unit credit the two hikers for following the proper procedures when such circumstance arise, noting that they had done exactly what they should have to assist those on the search for them.

Those key elements that led to the quick resolution to the situation included, Calling for help, remaining in one place and alerting the responding members with fire and a tarp.

The Prince Rupert RCMP was also involved in Monday's response and positive outcome.

The background to the incident can be found on the Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue Facebook page.

More items of interest on Northwest Emergency Response files can be found on our archive page here.

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