Water

Flat Ice Rescue

Most of BC goes through a deep freeze every winter, with lakes and rivers freezing solid and various forms of recreating taking places on the frozen surfaces. Ice fishing, skating and snowmobile operations are common. When someone breaks through the ice, PENSAR’s flat ice rescue technicians are able to respond in to this life threatening emergency.

Flat-Water Marine Rescue / Recovery

Aside from the rivers, the Okanagan has a number of lakes, and because the mandate of ground SAR is to cover land and inland waterways, PENSAR has acquired specialize equipment for marine response with a 24-foot full size aluminum rescue vessel. PENSAR has invested significant time and resources training and being prepared to respond marine rescues.

Aside from the rivers, the Okanagan has a number of lakes and because the mandate of ground SAR is to cover land and inland waterways, PENSAR has acquired specialize equipment for marine response with a 24-foot full size aluminum rescue vessel. PENSAR has invested significant time and resources training and being prepared to respond marine rescues.

Swift Water Rescue

Penticton Search and Rescue members participate in of a regional swiftwater rescue group that responds to regional water emergencies.

Well equipped and trained our team members are available to provide rescue services both for members of the public, and to keep SAR volunteers safe while searching riverbanks.