About Search & Rescue

Founded in 1983 the Thirty six volunteer members are experienced in forest searches and water rescues. Provide support for the RCMP when requested. Resources include a command van, a Zodiac, all-terrain vehicles, snowmachines, electric generator and spot lights, tents, and small 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
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Back Country Rescue

Back Country Rescue

Members of the Stephenville-Kippins-Port au Port Search and Rescue Team prepared a local teenager for transportfollowing a snowboarding accident near the upper end of  Kippens bog close to 10km north of Stephenville on Thursday evening. The youth was transported  to Fawlow Drive in Stephenville in a rescue sled then taken by ambulance to Sir Thomas...
Two men found safe after getting lost near Fox Island River

Two men found safe after getting lost near Fox Island River

Two men in their early 20’s were no worse for wear after having to spend Sunday night in the woods near Fox Island River in western Newfoundland. According to the Bay St.George RCMP, the two en separated from their group to walk along the Fox Island River to a swimming pool upstream when they lost...
Man dies after vehicle plunges into ocean in Campbells Creek

Man dies after vehicle plunges into ocean in Campbells Creek

A 53-year old man from the Stephenville-Kippens area died Sunday night after his vehicle plunged over a steep cliff on Route 460 in Campbells Creek. The man was the lone occupant in the vehicle, which landed in the water in St. Georges’s Bay. Sgt. Cathy Whitehead of the Bay St. George Detachment said the accident...