Rescue stories



Injured Snowmobiler Who Survived 24 Hours Rescued

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 10, 2018

Normand Preteau, 66, was rescued by a helicopter after getting stuck en route to Churchill, Man.

A Métis trapper survived a mild heart attack and 24 hours in the subarctic cold last month after his snowmobile got caught in metre-deep snow.

Normand Preteau, 66, was traveling Jan. 9 by himself from his remote camp to Churchill, a trek of about 240 kilometres, to meet his six children for a family reunion planned for mid-January.

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Injured Ice Climber Rescued

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 1, 2018

by Sierra Wave Media

Mono Search and Rescue aids injured ice climber

At 12:15 pm on Monday, January 1, 2018, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Team was called out for rescue of an injured ice climber. A 64-year old Mono County man fell about 40 feet while climbing ice at Chouinard Falls in Lee Vining Canyon.

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