Coquitlam SAR finally to do aerial rescues

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Coquitlam SAR finally to do aerial rescues

Long line rescues make efforts much more effective and now Coquitlam Search and Rescue can do it themselves.
Search and Rescue Manager Mike Coyle says while six other teams across the province have long line rescue capabilities, it’s been a long time coming for Coquitlam.

“Our team was trained up and we were just about to get our own equipment and be ready to use it last year and Transport Canada found some problems with the way the kits were built and went through quite a laborious year-long process of extending the life of current kits for the teams that have them.”

Coyle says summer is the busiest time for search and rescue.


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