Prince George Search and Rescue

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The Prince George Search and Rescue Society (PGSAR) is a registered non-profit organization operating in and around the Prince George region. PGSAR is manned solely by volunteers who respond 24/7, all year round, in all types of weather conditions. Members are unpaid professionals highly trained in wilderness skills and technical rescue.  

We are tasked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Coroner Service of British Columbia, and British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) in a variety of search and rescue functions. As members of a provincial team, we are sometimes asked to assist in other areas of the province as well. 

How we are activated

Prince George Search and Rescue is activated by emergency services. If this is an emergency, please contact 9-11 and they will activate our team as needed.  

Please note there is no cost for search and rescue! You do not need to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing. The sooner they are reported, the sooner we can help! 

For non-emergency contact, please see the contact tab at the top of the webpage.  

Extraction of our patient by heli longline ... See MoreSee Less
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PGSAR rescue technician being inserted at Dance Park, a local climbing crag. ... See MoreSee Less
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PGSAR rescued a climber with a broken leg yesterday afternoon. We extracted him from a local climbing crag by helicopter longline and transferred him to BC Ambulance who was staged nearby.Rescues take a number of volunteers in a variety of roles, and we appreciate each and every one of them! ... See MoreSee Less
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Late last night (in our second call of the day) our winter response team was tasked to support a call for an overdue snowmobiler in the Pine Pass. Our team was stood down before our avalanche technicians responded.Please remember that it's spring in the valleys but it's still winter up high! ... See MoreSee Less
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