Record number of calls for Search and Rescue in 2016
Search and Rescue crews were kept very busy over the past 12 months. Comox Valley SAR President Paul Berry says they responded to a record number of calls in 2016.
He says there were successes and a number of medical evacuations around the region for mountain bikers and a few calls that were focused on the Strathcona Park area.
Berry notes crews put in a lot of training to ensure they can make rescues as quickly as possible.
Berry says Comox Valley Search and Rescue responded to 52 calls compared to 39 in 2015.