Penticton Search and Rescue activated Tuesday


MANNING PARK — Penticton and Princeton Search and Rescue teams were called into action Tuesday to help rescue four men stranded in the wilderness near the US/Canada border.

The distress call came in at 9:30 am and was initially answered by the Princeton RCMP activated the Princeton Ground SAR. It was then determined that this rescue would be benefited with help from PENSAR.

By 11:30 Tuesday morning, PENSAR’s helicopter transfer system team was heading to the scene where three men were located in Manning Provincial Park. The men were extracted with a long line and then were accompanied by Princeton SAR back to the Manning Park Lodge.

A fourth member of the group, who had left the other three men, was also located by Princeton SAR.

In total, 22 rescue personnel from the RCMP Air Services Section (Helicopter), BC Parks and SAR Teams from Hope, Princeton and Penticton were involved.

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