Welcome to the web site for the Castlegar Society for Search and Rescue. We are a non-profit society of professional volunteers, dedicated to providing Search and Rescue services to our community and the surrounding area. We are based out of Castlegar, BC and have about 25-30 active members.

In 2007, our members responded to more than 20 incidents.

the Fish River

Recent News

Back-country Rapid Transport

February 25th, 2012

New Sleds

New Sleds

Zach Larsen Search

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)