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Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue - Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue

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

The team was called out last night to assist 2 hikers that became lost in the fog returning to Circlet Lake from Albert Edward. A team hiked in and located the hikers by 4:30am, setup camp, warmed ... See more

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

Last night the team worked on their rappelling skills at Comox Lake, landing in waiting boats at the bottom. Even the K9s got in on the fun!

1 month ago

The team had 2 calls this past Monday evening. The first was for a broken down boater on Comox Lake, with the sun starting to set. A vessel of opportunity had a tow line on the broken down boat ... See more

1 month ago

A member of Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue demonstrates new helicopter hoist rescue capabilities during last weekend’s Qualicum Beach Air show.

A Regional Hoist Rescue team made up of ... See more

1 month ago
Royal Canadian Air Force

Help choose the name of #Canada's new Search and Rescue aircraft!

The #RCAF is considering five possible names for the new CC-295 fixed-wing SAR aircraft. See the names and make your choice on our ... See more

1 month ago
Missing hiker found safe in Strathcona Park

Amazing news - Murray has been located in good condition. A huge turnout today: over 120 searchers representing teams across the island and the lower mainland, 3 helicopters (RCMP Air 8, Ascent and ... See more

More than 100 searchers from 17 rescue organizations gathered Monday morning to try to find missing hiker Murray Naswell of Cumberland.

1 month ago

Update: Murray was found in good health on Monday, July 8th. Thank you to everyone that took the time to share this post and help us reach a successful conclusion for this search.

CVGSAR is ... See more

1 month ago
Search underway for man missing since Wednesday in Strathcona Park

According to the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, 50-year-old Murray Naswell, of Cumberland, was attempting to summit Mount Albert Edward in the park on Wednesday, but failed to return back to ... See more

1 month ago
Search underway for man missing since Wednesday in Strathcona Park

If you have seen Murray in Strathcona Park (or elsewhere), please contact your local RCMP.

According to the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, 50-year-old Murray Naswell, of Cumberland, was attempting to summit Mount Albert Edward in the park on Wednesday, but failed to return back to ... See more

1 month ago
Concern for public safety prompts removal of a tree from Puntledge River - Comox Valley Record

Team effort removes Puntledge Danger Tree

With the support of the K'omox First Nation, a team from Current Environmental, local faller Dustin Porter, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue and the ... See more

Multiple agencies team up for afternoon operation

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