Operating under the Provincial Emergency Program and tasked by local law enforcement and emergency personnel, we are responsible for inland water, wilderness and urban search and rescue in an area bounded by Indian Arm on the west, Pitt Lake on the east, Garibaldi Park to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. This primary area is over 1600km² and includes some of the most rugged and inaccessible terrain in the southwest region of the Province of British Columbia.
On Sunday May 19th, Coquitlam SAR members had just returned from assisting Ridge Meadows SAR in the search for a missing man in Maple Ridge, when we were paged by Coquitlam RCMP at 19:00. Three 23 year old male hikers reported themselves lost. They had been hiking on the Dilly Dally trail out of Buntzen [...]
UPDATE: Dominique Delagiraudais returned to his residence on May 14th 2013 after spending 24 days away from home. On April 27th, Coquitlam RCMP contacted Coquitlam SAR to ask us to search for a missing teen, Dominique Delagiraudais, of Port Coquitlam, BC. the team combed areas near his residence and along the Coquitlam River. Nothing was found, and [...]
On May 4, 2013, a group of five Coquitlam Search and Rescue members will be riding in Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s Wheel 2 Heal. Wheel 2 Heal is a bicycle ride that raises money for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. Riders have a choice of courses to suit their fitness, challenge level and mood and [...]
In memory of Roland Webb, and to support the education of his children Abbie and Ethan, a trust fund has been established. You can donate at any TD Canada Trust to account #9900-6569004 If outside of BC, account #99000-6569004 You can also donate online at the memorial web site. A public memorial at Buntzen [...]