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.
Courtesy The Western Star
Overdue hunters at Portage Lake

Overdue hunters at Portage Lake

Cpl. John Butler of the Bay St. George RCMP said police received a report of the overdue hunters at 1 a.m. on Monday when they were contacted by two men from Stephenville, friends of the overdue men, who went and tried to find them. Members of the Bay St. George RCMP, Police Dog Services West...
Missing boy located unharmed

Missing boy located unharmed

A search for a missing boy Wednesday evening had a good ending when he was located unharmed. The report of the missing 13-year old boy in Kippens area was received at 8:26 p.m  by Bay St. George RCMP, who was assisted by Stephenville-Kippens-Port au Port Search and Rescue team and Polic Dog Services West. Gerry...
Lost snowmobilers thank rescuers

Lost snowmobilers thank rescuers

STEPHENVILLE  For Richard Joy and his snowmobiling companion Guy Greenham, a break in Saturday afternoon’s storm was like “an answer to a prayer” and provided a small window for rescuers to spot them. It was the end of an ordeal that could have went very differently had they not been spotted then, about a half...