ASAR search and rescue has slow quarter — incidents report

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The second quarter of the year was quiet for Arrowsmith Search and Rescue (ASAR), it said — here are some of the search and rescue tasks volunteers undertook since March 1R.

March 26–27 Mutual aid to Alert Bay

ASAR members provided mutual aid to Campbell River Search and Rescue to assist in a search for a missing person near Alert Bay.

April 5 Horne Lake injured motorcyclist

ASAR members rescued an off-road motorcyclist who was stranded and in medical distress near Horne Lake.

April 18 Englishman River bank rescue

A hiker and a dog were evacuated when when they had been swept to the far side of Englishman River.

April 26 Sarita River injured motorcyclist 

ASAR assisted BC Ambulance Service with the rescue of an injured dirt bike rider in the Melrose Road area.

May 1 Lost Parksville resident
ASAR assisted the RCMP in searching and locating a missing individual in the Parksville area. The missing person was a client of Project Lifesaver, so was located and brought home quickly using the PL transmitter/receiver technology.

May 2 Missing person in Nanaimo Area

ASAR assisted RCMP in searching for a missing individual in the Nanaimo area.

May 2 Nile Creek hiker rescue
With assistance from Campbell River and Comox SAR and Ascent Helicopters, ASAR members rescued and evacuated a hiker who had fallen into Nile Creek. The hiker had sustained injuries and the terrain required the use of a helicopter hoist to evacuate the person to medical transport.

May 14–15 Saltspring Island Search

ASAR members provided mutual aid to searchers who were looking for a missing person on Saltspring Island.

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