If you’ve ever needed rescuing in the mountains or in a tight spot, a volunteer from the Pemberton Search and Rescue dropping out of the sky to your aid must feel like a superhero.
Last month, those volunteers, along with their colleagues from Squamish SAR and the Squamish Fire Department, undertook a pretty unique training exercise. They went swift water swimming at the Rutherford kayak park, to learn how to handle swiftwater vehicle rescue.
As reported in the Question this week, (read the full story here
), up to 50% of swiftwater call outs in region’s like the Sea to Sky involve vehicles in water, but there’s never been a specific training course, until now.
Pemberton SAR member and swiftwater rescue instructor Paul Carus suggested using the Rutherford Kayak Park.
Innergex said yes. Sea to Sky Ford donated a vehicle. And a bunch of rescuers learned some new, life-saving skills.
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