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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4 days ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team responded tonight to a report of dog missing in the Browns River at the Medicine Bowls. Earlier in the afternoon 2 dogs ended up in the water at the bowls and while attempting to rescue ... See more

1 week ago
Dozens of volunteers search for missing Nanaimo man

We had members joining numerous other teams on the Island for this search on both Saturday and Sunday. Despite the number of boots (and paws) on the ground, Rick is unfortunately still missing.

72-year-old Rick Larson has been missing since the morning of Oct. 25th when he went for a walk from his home near Haliburton Street

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

The team was out in force Sunday providing support for the annual Perseverance Trail Run in Cumberland - a great event that we're happy to support every year!

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

A few pictures from today's task. Snow is in the alpine so make sure you are prepared for all conditions if you're heading into the backcountry.

2 weeks ago
Hiker spends night lost in wilderness, in boxer shorts, on Mount Albert Edward

The team was called out today to search for a missing hiker reported overdue from a day hike up Albert Edward. Below is the CHEK News: Official Page article on the successful search.

A man from New Mexico took a wrong turn when he was coming down Mount Albert Edward in Strathcona Provincial Park Sunday then ended up in a lake, soaking his clothes and matches.

3 weeks ago

The team was tasked yesterday to search for 2 missing youth (10 and 12 years old) in Comox. The youth were located about 90 minutes later safe and sound.

When kids go missing, it's all hands on ... See more

1 month ago

Last night the team was tasked to find an injured motorcyclist somewhere off the Trent River Main. Subject was fortunate to have cell coverage which we could use to pinpoint his location. The ... See more

1 month ago

The photo shows the early morning briefing of teams prior to the start of Operational period five, the final day of the search.

Over the five days of the search thousands of man hours were logged on ... See more

1 month ago
RCMP determine a non-criminal death of a Comox man reported missing last week

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Daniel.

Campbell River RCMP says a 37-year-old Comox man reported missing last week was found Wednesday afternoon and is deceased.

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