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


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.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org! Faire un don maintenant par CanadaHelps.org!
4 days ago

The team was tasked at 3:30am today to assist 2 hikers that became disoriented on their return hike from Mt. Becher. Their planned return route didn't play out as expected, and by the time they ... See more

5 days ago

Anyone hiking in Strathcona Park, please keep your eyes open for Beira - last seen near the logging roads in the Moat Lake area. Check out the page below for pictures, behaviour traits and contact ... See more

Dog Park

6 days ago
Arrowsmith Search And Rescue

Glad to have been able to assist!

Last week our team was called to locate and evacuate 2 hikers who had slid down a rock embankment on Wesley Ridge. A helicopter hoist was used the the hikers were evacuated safely with the help of ... See more

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

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