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.
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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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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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via rescue vessel.
The RCM-SAR 5 crew, based in Crescent Beach, made a special delivery Sunday (Dec. 10) with their dedicated rescue vessel, to ensure Santa and Mrs Claus’ safe arrival to the Crescent Beach Yacht Club for their annual pancake breakfast event at the clubhouse.
This year, an estimated 50-60 kids and parents attended. Santa’s arrival – complete with a gift for every child – came after breakfast and gingerbread-cookie decorating.
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INCIDENT: PAN PAN for unknown medical call.
At 1520 RCMSAR 64 was paged for medical assistance. Crew departed 11 mins after the call.
Fishing vessel had a crew member in need of immediate medical assistance.
Approximately 20 nautical miles away at Squataree our Falkins class vessel arrived in about 30 minutes. Person was already being attended by CCG Prince Rupert crew (they arrived on their open vessel Hurricane Zodiac 753).
CCG crew and RCM SAR crew worked together to load up the stretcher into our vessel. We nosed in our boat into the fishing boat due to 4-5 foot waves and 25 knot winds on scene. Patient was transfered thru forward bow door into our warm cabin.
Quick transfer back to Prince Rupert and patient was handed off to waiting ambulance.
Fantastic inter-agency collaboration from CCG, RCM-SAR and BC Ambulance to assist patient in need.
Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Squadron) Celebrate Canada’s 150th
A couple of long days. And a great show. Special thanks to RCMSAR 5 members past and present who helped make this event a success.
The 68th 2016 White Rock Sea Festival & 30th Annual Torchlight Parade
a super success, Especially the SAR5 Pirate Float the SS Black Eyed Spit!
With over 200+ Hours of volunteer time and the largest complement of Pirates & Mascots ever assembled SAR took the parade over as the spectator family children swarmed Bobby Jr. full of the thousands of candy pieces…
Many Many elements came together to make this final year of the Parade the Best ever!