Roughly 70 search and rescue members from across British Columbia came to Clearwater to take part in rope training exercises last weekend. This is the fourth time Clearwater has held the two-day event, which took place on the cliffs outside town. Photos by Jaime Polmateer

Learning the ropes

Search and rescue teams from around BC came to Clearwater for two-day rope training

Search and rescue (SAR) teams from around British Columbia descended upon Clearwater for a two-day rope training course last weekend, that saw the groups practicing their skills on the cliffs outside town.

“Over the last two days we’ve been doing a bi-annual rope rescue exercise with roughly 70 participants and what we’re doing is practicing rope rescue with highly skilled rope rescue technicians from around the province that joined us,” said Ryan McLarty, SAR manager and rope rescue team leader with Wells Gray Search and Rescue.

“It’s always good to bring a lot of groups together to train with each other to get new ideas.”

Search and rescue member receives special honour

Some of the groups that took part in the training included Barriere, Bella Coola Valley, Central Fraser Valley, Central Okanagan, Coquitlam, Courtenay/Comox, Kamloops, Lion’s Bay, Mission, Nelson, North Shore Rescue, Prince George, Rossland, South Cariboo, South Columbia, Shuswap, Surrey, Vernon and Wells Gray.

McLarty added this is the fourth time Clearwater has hosted the event, which is overseen by seven provincial instructors from across B.C.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases in the region is at 533

Barriere RCMP mark weekend blaze as suspicious

There is evidence to show the commerical structure fire in Louis Creek may have been arson.

BC Greens announce candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson

The BC Greens have announced a new candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson… Continue reading

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

City councillor acclaimed as BC NDP candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson

The announcement was made Monday morning in Kamloops’ North Shore

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

B.C. VOTES 2020: Businesses now owe $6 billion in deferred tax payments

COVID-19 relief from remittance to province ends with September

Most Read