The president of South Columbia Search and Rescue says they had to use every resource at their disposal in a pair of successful searches in our region over the weekend.
Mike Hudson says they started with 18 members, 4 sleds and 1 UTV for their first call at Bonanza Pass.
But more was needed from other local SAR teams.
The Red Mountain search began Sunday with air support from Vernon SAR’s winch rescue team.
Further resources were needed from SAR crews in Nelson, Kaslo, Castlegar, Rossland and Grand Forks.
Both searches involved two subjects and all four were returned home safely.
Hudson says the two cross-country skiers in the Bonanza Pass area were in the cold for well-over 24 hours.
Hudson also thanked Dam Helicopters and Wildcat Helicopters for helping with the Red Mountain search.