The Cariboo Regional District’s Central Cariboo Search and Rescue Unit (CCSAR) would like to thank Mr. Wayne Peterson for the generous donation of the use of his helicopter, fuel and local knowledge on Thursday, July 12 which resulted in a successful search near Chimney Lake.
(Photo: Mr. Peterson lands his helicopter at the CCSAR command centre to pick up a spotter during the recent search.)
When the call was received, over 30 volunteer ground searchers were called to duty. A volunteer Emergency Management BC aircraft and an RCMP float plane were also utilized, however it was the local knowledge of Mr. Peterson that eventually located the missing person's ATV from his helicopter. This provided the general vicinity as to the location of the missing gentleman and a practical point to conduct the intensive ground search.
“On behalf of the Cariboo Regional District and Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, I wish to thank Mr. Peterson for the donation of his helicopter along with the fuel used in this search,” stated Central Cariboo Rural Caucus Chair, Joan Sorley. “I would also like to commend the volunteers of the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue for their tireless efforts and dedication to the Unit, and all other volunteers and residents who aided in this search.”
Further information about CCSAR, or to learn how to become a volunteer member of the unit, is available online at ccsar.ca or call 250-398-5445.
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