Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) had its heli-winch team in action to assist in a rescue in West Kelowna earlier this week.
VSAR’s Air Rescue One helicopter unit worked with the West Kelowna Fire Department and BC Emergency Health Services to stabilize and extract a patient on Monday, May 3.
“Great work by everyone involved,” said Air Rescue One, sharing video of the rescue on Facebook.
The heli-winch team rescues dozens of people in the Thompson-Okanagan region each year, and they’re coming off a busy spring sledding season. In early April the team retrieved a pair of backcountry sledders from the Shuswap area.