Members of Comox Valley Ground SAR were running flat out responding to two local operations, two significant training events in the mountains and leading the successful search effort for two missing Ontario hikers in Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park near Keremos, B.C.
In the midst of training two emergency calls were received. The first to assist BC Ambulance Service in the evacuation of a mountain biker found unresponsive on a trail in the Cumberland area. CVGSAR, Cumberland Fire Dept. and BCAS worked together to evacuate the seriously injured biker who was then transferred via air ambulance to Victoria.
The second call was to locate an overdue hiker who had failed to return after a hike on the Comox Glacier. A CVGSAR team located the man in the early morning and reunited him with his worried family.
To cap off the weekend, CVGSAR command staff were flown into Keremos at the request of Emergency Management BC to provide support to teams in the Central region of the Province who were involved in a large scale search for two missing Ontario residents, Lynn Carmody and Richard Moynan, who had failed to return to Cathedral Park Lodge following a day hike the previous Monday.