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Zach Larsen Search

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Castlegar Search and Rescue was involved with the search for Zach Larsen, missing since Sunday June 6th, 2010.  The search started on Tuesday and was  suspended as of 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.  The RCMP continue to investigate his disappearance.

We received assistance from the South Columbia, Grand Forks, Nelson, Creston and Rossland SAR teams, Emergency Social Services, Red Cross, Trail and Castlegar Fire Departments, and hundreds of volunteers from the public.

If you have any information call the Castlegar RCMP: 365-7721

Links to news:

  • MISSING PERSON: Zach Larsen (Facebook Group)
  • Search and Rescue Stands Down, but Police ‘Not Giving Up’ (the Castlegar Source)
  • Boat Update – More Pictures

    Thursday, October 30th, 2008

    Our boat is coming along nicely. The hull has been painted, and accessories are being installed. Pictures are under the fold.

    Front View Stern ViewDriver's Seat

    … Later …

    Checking Screen Placement Light Bar

    Boat Ordered & Under Construction

    Thursday, September 11th, 2008

    After a huge number of hours we have selected a boat. Three SAR members went down to the manufacturers and talked about possible alterations and extras that would make it safe and solid for searchers and subject. We think we have come up with the best!

    It is a ThunderJet Maxim Classic. For more information, check out the ThunderJet website: It will be painted in the color yellow with the canopy blue. We had it extended two feet to 25 ft. We have gone with the HO motor and many other features to make it a solid rescue boat that can handle as many as three stretchers.

    We expect it to arrive in mid-October. Hopefully earlier!


    Local Search and Rescue Groups Benefit from Sponsorship

    Monday, February 18th, 2008

    <meta name="GENERATOR" content=" 2.3 (Linux)" /> </p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 21.59cm 27.94cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } --> </style> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><meta http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><title /><meta name="GENERATOR" content=" 2.3 (Linux)" /> </p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 21.59cm 27.94cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } --> </style> </p> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom: 0cm">“<font face="Verdana, sans-serif" /><font size="4"><em><strong>so others may live”</strong></em></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><font face="Verdana, sans-serif">Castlegar Society for Search and Rescue is please to announce that they will be The Participating Sponsor for a trade promotion Coupon Book set to be released in the West Kootenay area this August. The Castlegar group will be sharing the proceeds with the groups in Nelson, South Columbia (Fruitvale), Rossland, and Salmo.</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">“<font face="Verdana, sans-serif">We do so much mutual support work with one another, it only makes sense to share this great opportunity with all Search and Rescue volunteers in the West Kootenays,” states Barb Ihlen, President of Castlegar Society for Search and Rescue. “We receive $1,500 upfront from this promotion through the Treasure Chest. In general, we will receive $3.00 on each coupon book sold in our area.”</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><font face="Verdana, sans-serif">Ihlen explains that even though Search and Rescue groups provide services to the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, and the Coroner’s Office, they receive </font><font face="Verdana, sans-serif"><u><strong>no</strong></u></font><font face="Verdana, sans-serif"> funding from any government body – federal, provincial, or municipal. BC search and rescue groups are totally reliant on donations from individuals and organizations to purchase needed equipment and enhance the skills of volunteers.</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">“<font face="Verdana, sans-serif">Our volunteers are selfless and use their specialized skills to ensure the best possible emergency response to those in need of our services.”</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><font face="Verdana, sans-serif">For more information or to make a direct donation to Search and Rescue, please contact Castlegar Society for Search and Rescue @ (250)226-7277 or visit our web site at</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><font face="Verdana, sans-serif">If you would like to purchase the Coupon Book that features local businesses, please contact 1-</font><font face="Verdana, sans-serif">866-839-0921</font><font face="Verdana, sans-serif">.</font></p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" rel="category tag">News</a> | <span>Comments Off<span class="screen-reader-text"> on Local Search and Rescue Groups Benefit from Sponsorship</span></span></p> </div> <div class="post"> <h3 id="post-15"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Grand Forks Search">Grand Forks Search</a></h3> <small>Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007</small> <div class="entry"> <p>Members of Castlegar SAR spent Thursday and Friday (May 17-18) in Grand Forks searching for Karen Kyle, who had been reported missing Wednesday morning. Along with members from the Nelson, Creston, Rossland, New Denver, Oliver/Osoyoos, Central Okanagan, and of course Grand Forks Search and Rescue groups, we worked with the RCMP, Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA), and the US Border Patrol to comb the area.</p> <p>She was able to find her way home and spent the past few days in the woods near her home.</p> <p>If you missed it, here’s some links to the news coverage:</p> <p>CHBC:</p> <ul> <li><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="">Where is Karen? – Video<br /> </a></li> <li><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="">Update: Woman missing for 3 days returns home</a></li> </ul> <p>Mountain FM:</p> <ul> <li><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="">Grand Forks Woman Missing</a></li> <li><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="">Missing Grand Forks Woman Found</a></li> </ul> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" rel="category tag">News</a> | <span>Comments Off<span class="screen-reader-text"> on Grand Forks Search</span></span></p> </div> <div class="post"> <h3 id="post-12"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Air FX Grand Opening">Air FX Grand Opening</a></h3> <small>Saturday, May 12th, 2007</small> <div class="entry"> <p>Castlegar Search & Rescue was happy to help out with the Air FX grand opening in Trail on Saturday, May 5th. SAR volunteers cooked hot dogs and washed cars by donation, raising money for equipment and expenses.<br /> Mountain FM has <a title="Mountain FM Air FX Photos" href="">pictures</a> on their site.</p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" rel="category tag">News</a> | <span>Comments Off<span class="screen-reader-text"> on Air FX Grand Opening</span></span></p> </div> <div class="post"> <h3 id="post-4"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Site Updates">Site Updates</a></h3> <small>Monday, March 5th, 2007</small> <div class="entry"> <p>We’re working on updating the site for 2007, starting with a switch to <a title="Powered by WordPress" target="_blank" href="">WordPress </a>to make it easier for us to keep everything up to date.</p> </div> <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <a href="" rel="category tag">News</a> | <span>Comments Off<span class="screen-reader-text"> on Site Updates</span></span></p> </div> <div class="navigation"> <div class="alignleft"></div> <div class="alignright"></div> </div> </div> <div id="sidebar"><img style="width: 150px; height: 176px;" alt="CSAR Logo" title="Castlegar Search & Rescue" src="/media/csar-crest.gif"> <ul id="navlist"> <li> <li class="pagenav">Pages<ul><li class="page_item page-item-75"><a href="">CSAR Home</a></li> <li class="page_item page-item-61"><a href="">About CSAR</a></li> <li class="page_item page-item-2"><a href="">Contacts</a></li> <li class="page_item page-item-3"><a href="">Links</a></li> <li class="page_item page-item-337"><a href="">Member Resources</a></li> <li class="page_item page-item-77 current_page_parent"><a href="">Search Events</a></li> </ul></li> <li>News <ul> <li><a href=''>February 2012</a></li> <li><a href=''>June 2010</a></li> <li><a href=''>October 2008</a></li> <li><a href=''>September 2008</a></li> <li><a href=''>February 2008</a></li> <li><a href=''>May 2007</a></li> <li><a href=''>March 2007</a></li> </ul> </li> <li>Categories <ul> <li class="cat-item cat-item-1 current-cat"><a href="" title="News bulletins from Castlegar SAR.">News</a> (8) </li> </ul> </li> <li>Search <form method="get" id="searchform" action=""> <div><input type="text" value="" name="s" id="s" size="12"/> <input type="submit" id="searchsubmit" value="Search" /> </div> </form> </li> </ul> </div> <div id="footer"> <div style="float: left;"><a href=""><img src="/media/firefox.png" alt="Get Firefox!"></a><a href=""><img src="/media/wp-powered.jpg" alt="Proudly Powered by Wordpress"></a></div> © 2001 - 2005 - Castlegar Society for Search & Rescue </div> <!-- 32 queries. 1.019 seconds. --> </div> </div> <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script> </body> </html>