Welcome

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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6 days ago
Nanaimo Search and Rescue

The SAR world has lost a great man, as we mourn the passing of Roy Fawcett. Roy was a retired BC RCMP member, Police Dog Service handler, a key member of Chilliwack Search and Rescue, British ... See more

1 week ago

Yesterday CVGSAR responded to a call to assist Courtenay Fire Department in rescuing a lady who slipped at Stotem Falls on the Puntledge River. The lady’s injuries were minor but she was in an area ... See more

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

A few pictures from last night's practice at Comox Lake - Rappelling and Boats. Great way to spend a summer afternoon!

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

Yesterday the team responded to a Mutual Aid request from Nanaimo Search and Rescue to assist with a search for a missing gentleman on Gabriola Island. 5 members from CVGSAR along with members from ... See more

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

A HUGE thank you to Nanaimo Search and Rescue and Alberni Valley Rescue Squad for hosting this year's Rescue on the Rocks - an Island wide training event held every 2 years. Such a great opportunity ... See more

1 month 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 month 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 month 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

1 month 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 🙂 )

1 month 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.

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