Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue has played a vital role in the Comox Valley for over 40 years and we look forward to many more years of service.

We are a volunteer organization providing a wide range of search and rescue services, including rope and swift water rescue, avalanche rescue, and first aid. Our coverage area ranges from Oyster River in the north to Cook Creek in the south and from Buttle Lake in the west to the Georgia Strait in the east, including Denman and Hornby Islands. We also work closely with other Search and Rescue groups to provide mutual aid to communities across the province.

Our highly committed volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2017, our 60+ members collectively contributed over 12,000 hours to search and rescue operations, educational programs, and community events.

Donate to CV GSAR

Comox Valley GSAR like other SAR groups in BC relies upon donations and grants in order to maintain our equipment, train our volunteers and keep the lights on.

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1 week ago
Four tubers rescued from Puntledge River | CHEK

A CHEK News: Official Page article on yesterday's incident on the Puntledge River.

Authorities say four tubers who were trapped in the fast-flowing water of the Puntledge River in Courtenay have been rescued.

1 week ago

A busy night for the team. Tasked just after 6pm for a swift water rescue of a young family tubing on the Puntledge River that got caught up in a sweeper along the river's edge. The flotation ... See more

1 week ago

CVGSAR was activated just before 6:00 pm this evening to initiate a search for a missing 5 year old and an 8 year old. 20 members plus two k-9 members responded immediately. After a quick briefing ... See more

2 weeks ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Happy Canada Day!! Lots of fun had in the Canada Day Parade, followed by some duck wrangling for the Rotary Club of Comox's annual The Ducky 500. (~6500 ducks for those counting 🙂 )

3 weeks ago
Coroner urges caution on the water following drowning deaths

Our very own Mike reminds viewers to be safe when out on the water this summer!

B.C’s Coroners Service says drowning deaths spike every summer. With five cases in the province so far this month, CTV’s Gord Kurbis looks at a few safety reminders.

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team was tasked today to assist BC Ambulance with a medical rescue near the falls along Rosewall Creek. A hiker had fallen down an embankment, and suffered a cut to the forehead and a broken ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

A few more pictures from the Lost Person Behaviour course we hosted, and a concurrent Medical Rescue call on Sunday.

1 month ago

Search Managers from across BC in class this weekend with Lost Person Behaviour guru, Robert Koester. CVGSAR is hosting a 3 day workshop to sharpen search planning skill sets. Participants are from ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Another busy long weekend for the team: Saturday had the K9 teams training with other K9 teams from Campbell River Volunteer Search and Rescue Society and Powell River Search & Rescue Society; ... See more

2 months ago
British Columbia Search and Rescue Association

Remember your 3 T’s as you head outdoors this long weekend: Trip plan, Ten essentials, and Training. Our members thank you in advance. That being said, we’ll be here if you need us, no charge ... See more

Its May long weekend many weather forecasts look great to get outside! Help the 2500 #BCSAR volunteers enjoy a weekend away too by being #AdventureSmart #Tripplan #Train #Takeessentials for all your ... See more

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