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Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews perform late-night rescue

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April 19, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews were deployed late last night to help rescue an ATV that experienced a mechanical breakdown.

Nine COSAR crew members was called out April 18 at 11:45 p.m. to rescue two riders and the ATV near the Kettle Valley Railway, according to COSAR in a news release.

“The two guys had a mechanical (breakdown) but pretty much did everything else right. They stayed with their machine, had all the right cold-weather gear and called for help,” said search manager Kevin Birnie, in the news release.

The two riders eventually got their machine operational and met the COSAR tracked UTV near June Spring trailhead. Due to the ongoing pandemic, COSAR only sent in two members with PPE, while the rest of the team waited back at base. The rescue was finished around 4 a.m.

COSAR would like to remind outdoor enthusiasts that they are still operational and there is no charge for rescues.

“If people are going to go out and recreate, don’t go into anything with a high risk of getting stuck or injured,” said Birni, in the news release.


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