Inter-regional search and rescue training

Public is invited to come to Kokanee Creek Park to watch sessions.

Nelson Search and Rescue is hosting a large inter-regional SAR exercise on Saturday..

More than 130 SAR members from all over the southeast of BC will be traveling to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on the weekend to take part in the workshops and training.

The Canadian Forces 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron will be coming out from Comox with a Cormorant and a Buffalo aircraft to perform down wash training.

There will also be a large demonstration as local aircraft will do hover exit training on site.

There will be nine other workshops going on through the day including swiftwater rescue, rope rescue, tracking, recovery and survival.

All workshops will take place in areas where public viewing will be available.

Nelson SAR is hopeful that members of the public will come out to the event and see the workings of search and rescue throughout the day on Saturday September 6 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

More information about the event can be found at

This event is made possible by event sponsor Columbia Basin Trust and platinum sponsors Zellstoff Celgar, FortisBC and Nelson and District Credit Union.

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