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Physician and flight nurse joins Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

The new position is made possible with financial support from Callahan Property Group
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue assisted Kelowna RCMP in finding a missing woman Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Royce Sihlis photo)

To enhance the volunteer group's capabilities, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue has welcomed a physician and experienced flight nurse to the team. 

Along with the new addition, the group will have weekly medical training for all members. 

The position has been made possible by a commitment from Callahan Property Group with a donation of $75,000 over three years. 

“We are thrilled to provide the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue a three-year commitment to further advance their efforts. As avid outdoor enthusiast, the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue mandate resonates with us. Our backcountry is beautiful and vast and to be shared with our community and visitors alike. It is reassuring that the Okanagan has a capable and skilled team in place to assist when help is needed," said Bob Callahan with Callahan Property Group. 

"With the unwavering support of partners like Callahan Property Group, we are better equipped than ever to fulfill our mission of serving the community in times of need," said COSAR President Brad Trites, adding that financial support from the community is essential in keeping the volunteer team going. 

Learn more about the organization and how to get involved at

Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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