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New Mission SAR graduates

Left to right: Claudia Goncalves, Wylie Easton, David Romaine, Steve Baker, Dean Morgan, Chris Pickens, and Rick Visnoski are the newest members of Mission Search and Rescue. - Submitted photo
Left to right: Claudia Goncalves, Wylie Easton, David Romaine, Steve Baker, Dean Morgan, Chris Pickens, and Rick Visnoski are the newest members of Mission Search and Rescue.
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A graduation was held May 8 for the newest members of Mission Search and Rescue (MSAR).

The five- to six-month ground search and rescue course is administered by the Justice Institute of B.C. and teaches recruits the basics of search techniques, first aid and navigation.

This is the first level for any Mission SAR member and consists of both written and practical examinations.

MSAR is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the RCMP, the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Coroners Service in a variety of search and rescue functions. All members are 100 per cent volunteer and are on call 24/7.

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