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RCMSAR 5 assists local sailboaters

RCMSAR 5 assists local sailboaters

On December 20th. 2018  sailboats moored at the end of the White Rock Pier were wrecked by a huge winter storm. Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5 Crescent Beach assisted the Waterline Sailing Cooperative in recovering their equipment which was stranded on the now inaccessable dock.

SAR Tech Marine Rescue White Rock pier
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White Rock Pier Rescue

A person was rescued on White Rock Pier after powerful winds cut the popular structure in half on Dec.20, 2018.
RCMSAR 5 crews were on scene when Victoria Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre deployed a #SAR Cormorant to hoist one person from White Rock Pier who was stranded after pier broke apart. Hoist successful, person safe.

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Marine search for man missing from B.C. Ferries vessel

Eight-hour search fails to locate 80-year-old man missing from B.C. Ferries vessel

RCMSAR 5, Crescent Beach along with other local RCMSAR stations, joined Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Moytel and Department of National Defence air assets in a night search for a missing BC Ferry passenger.

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A remarkable survival story

Marine rescue success story

On Oct. 30, Mya DeRyan jumped from the B.C. Ferries vessel Queen of Cowichan. In December she met her rescuers from the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue

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RCMSAR 5 Snow Day Tasking

Marine Rescue, White Out Conditions

Friday February 24th, 2018, 11-12 pm

Marine Rescue Snow Day White Out Conditions

22 Foot Bayliner 1 POB lost with no navigation between Centennial Beach and Bell Buoy, 100 m visibility Heavy Snow.
Outbound Offshore winds gusting 30-40 knots
Crew: Coxswain | Tim > Helm | Scott > Nav | Sandy > Notes | Dean > Rodeo | Brian
Search Find and Escort
Examine for Hypothermia
Return to Base & Back to Work
RCMSAR 5 Snowday Rescue

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SAREX 2017

Canada’s Leading Volunteer Marine Search & Rescue Event

RCMSAR Station 5 Crescent Beach was one of 20 local volunteer Marine Search and Rescue organizations that made SAREx 2017 another amazing success. Members practised triage with Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue technicians.