On the morning of Saturday April 14th,2017, Ridge Meadows SAR along with members of Central Fraser Valley SAR, Coquitlam SAR, Mission SAR, and Surrey SAR returned to Lower Falls on Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park to resume the search for the missing male from last Sunday. Search teams scoured the waters of Gold Creek from the falls to Alouette Lake. The subject still remains missing. RMSAR, along with Ridge Meadows RCMP, will continue to monitor the water levels to determine when it is safe to resume the search.
On Tuesday, members of RMSAR and the Integrated UAV Unit (RCMP and West Vancouver Police) went back to Lower Falls and deployed two UAVs equipped with high resolution cameras to search Lower Falls and sections of Gold Creek. As well, RCMP helicopter Air Eight out of Comox searched the length of Gold Creek. Nothing was located.
RMSAR is planning on deploying swiftwater teams again this weekend to search Gold Creek
Our application stage is over and we are no longer accepting applications for this recruiting drive.
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in joining our team!
At 4:30 on Monday afternoon March 13th, Ridge Meadows RCMP contacted us to respond to Blue Mountain for a missing 15 year old dirt biker. The subject and a friend had taken a dirt bike up 256th Street past the gate to take turns riding. When the subject did not return, his friend hiked out to a road and flagged a driver down to take him home to call for help. RMSAR deployed a team on their side by side up a BC Hydro access road at the end of 248th Street while a second team was dispatched up the 256th street access. The subject was located by friends as he was walking back to 256th Street, tired but in good shape.
For those of you who left your contact information with us at one of the information sessions, please watch for an email from us with the details of the day hike.
If you do not hear from us by Wednesday, check your spam folder. If you still haven’t received it, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and we will resend the details. Some of the printing on the sign-in sheet was a bit illegible…
SSG Parks has just tweeted that Golden Ears Park Road and Campground have been reopened.
If heading into the park, please be wary of possible high streamflows and debris on the roads and trails.
Our first of two recruiting information nights is coming up fast. Drop by our headquarters building on Wednesday February 15th at 7:00 pm to see what we are all about and what it takes to become a member of out team.
See our Membership page for address details and a link to a pdf application form.
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is looking for some new members!
If you are interested in joining our team, see the “Membership” page for all the details.