Busy weekend for search and rescue

Four motor vehicle accidents and one ground call-out keep SAR busy over Victoria Day weekend

  • May. 23, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Townsman Staff

Cranbrook and District Search and Rescue had a number of calls over the May long weekend. The local search and rescue operators responded to one ground call-out and four motor vehicle accidents over the long weekend.

Nick Bedwell, who is Ground Search and Rescue Training Officer, said that luckily there were no fatalities, though conditions of patients are otherwise unknown.

Bedwell said one of the calls was an ATV accident and the person was very lucky considering they weren’t wearing a helmet.

“Cranbrook SAR cannot stress enough the importance of wearing proper safety equipment when quading boating and doing other activities that require safety equipment,” Bedwell said. “Helmets and life jackets are the big ones that we see people not using. They really do save lives.”