Left to right: Rodger Williams

Left to right: Rodger Williams

Eight members join Mission Search and Rescue

Mission SAR volunteers assist with search and rescue efforts

Mission Search and Rescue (SAR) welcomed eight new members this month.

Rodger Williams, Josh Whatley, Laura Reynaud, Eric McLeod, Lara Faber, Paul Loyla, Matt Longmuir, and Brent Burdeyny graduated from the Justice Institute of B.C.’s ground search and rescue course two weeks ago. The six-month course is the first level for any Mission SAR member and consists of both written and practical examinations.

All SAR members are volunteers in the community and are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There are now 25 members of Mission SAR. Another recruiting campaign will take place in July.

Mission SAR is a non-profit organization that leads search and rescue efforts. Members are trained in rope rescue, swift water rescue, first aid, search techniques, and more.

For more information about the group visit missionsar.com.