The Cariboo Regional District’s Central Cariboo Search and Rescue Unit is thankful for Wayne Peterson’s donation and assistance that resulted in a successful search near Chimney Lake.
The CRD says Peterson donated the use of his helicopter, fuel and local knowledge on Thursday, July 12.
When the call was received, more than 30 volunteer ground searchers were called to duty.
A volunteer Emergency Management B.C. aircraft and an RCMP float plane were also utilized; however, it was the local knowledge of Peterson that eventually located the missing person’s ATV from his helicopter.
This provided the general vicinity as to the location of the missing gentleman and a practical point to conduct the intensive ground search.
“On behalf of the Cariboo Regional District and Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, I wish to thank Mr. Peterson for the donation of his helicopter along with the fuel used in this search,” says Central Cariboo Rural Caucus Chair, Joan Sorley. “I would also like to commend the volunteers of the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue for their tireless efforts and dedication to the Unit, and all other volunteers and residents who aided in this search.”