Last night Coquitlam SAR was activated by Burnaby RCMP for a missing person from the vulnerable community in Burnaby. The subject was enrolled in Project Lifesaver (PLI) – a system that incorporates first responders and caregivers, coupled with tracking technology to make it easier to search for and find people who wander.
Under a pre-existing arrangement we activated Surrey Search and Rescue to respond with their trained personnel and equipment on this search, while Coquitlam SAR provided back-up. Surrey responded with three vehicles and located the subject within three hours.
This is the first search for us involving Project Lifesaver. Our team is very happy to have partnered with Surrey SAR on this project to deliver the PLI service to Burnaby, New Westminster and the TriCities.