If you bail out, give us a shout, say Squamish RCMP and Search and Rescue


2021-09-15 09:03 PDT

Squamish RCMP and Search and Rescue are appealing to kayakers who have lost their kayaks in the water but who are themselves safe, to report the lost kayak to local police.

Kayakers sometimes need to abandon their kayaks for safety reasons such as treacherous conditions or obstacles. As a result, later passers-by may discover the abandoned kayak, worry that a person has gone missing, and make a missing person report to police.

Police also ask kayakers to contact police if they find their kayak so it can be taken off the police database, and as important, let us know you are safe and sound.

Reporting lost kayaks will help police and Search and Rescue in a few ways. First, responder resources will unnecessarily not deploy. Second, no costs for human resources and equipment such as helicopters will happen. Third, Search and Rescue teams volunteer their time; every bit we do to help them out will in turn help others.

Search and Rescue teams are highly skilled and a valued service. Our shared communications, including reporting, are key in helping responders plan resources, says Corporal Angela Kermer of the Squamish RCMP.

Squamish RCMP asks anyone with any information about any crime to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or, go to www.solvecrime.ca

Released by

Cpl. Angela Kermer

Media Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP
Office: 604-892-6137
Cell: 604 848-4793

Email: EDIV_S2SMediaRelations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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