Prince George Search and Rescue
PGSAR members are unpaid professionals that are highly trained in wilderness skills and technical rescue. Our basic training program (link to training page) is approximately 100 hours of map, compass, survival, communications, and search techniques. After completing the basics, members can move on to specialities such as rope, swiftwater/ice rescue, tracking, or avalanche.
Most requests from the RCMP are to look for lost or overdue people, but we are sometimes also asked to assist them with evidence searches. The British Columbia Ambulance Service requests our service to assist with medical evacuations that are beyond their travel capabilities. The Coroners Service of British Columbia calls on PGSAR to assist them with the recovery of deceased individuals whom are difficult to get to.