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UPDATE: Mock urban search around KGH

One of the "victims" is loaded onto a stretcher for transport during the mock urban search and rescue scenario in the neighbourhood surrounding Kelowna General Hospital on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Image Credit: Central Okanagan Search and Rescue
April 12, 2014 - 4:00 PM

KELOWNA – All the activity in the neighbourhood around Kelowna General Hospital on Saturday was a dress rehearsal for the volunteers with Central Okanagan Search and Rescue.

The team conducted a mock urban search within a 15-block radius of the hospital.

Search and rescue members were walking, bike riding and driving around the neighbourhood, while rescue boats travelled up and down the shoreline on Okanagan Lake.

They were looking for a possible missing person or persons. 

“We were practicing our standard search patterns and plans,” COSAR vice president Duane Tresnich said.

The searchers tweeted the exercise live at @okrescue.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

- This story was updated at 3:59 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 to add photo and Storify.


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