Last year was one of the busiest on record for Kamloops Search and Rescue.
According to a year-end press release by the organization, KSAR volunteers put in 3,500 hours responding to 42 calls for service in 2018. Searchers were operational for 72 days in 2018 — a new record for the organization.
Volunteers also put in an estimated 2,800 hours of training over the course of the year.
“Kamloops SAR has seen two of its most busy years on record in 2017 and 2018,” KSAR president Alan Hobler said in the release.
“Looking ahead to 2019, we anticipate an equally busy year. What has made us a successful team and allowed us to respond to the increased call-outs is our dedicated volunteers.”
According to Hobler, 11 additional volunteer recruits are expected to help the organization later this year.