First responders and specialized units respond to person in distress


2021-10-20 10:28 PDT

File # 2021-7075

During the evening of October 19, 2021, Squamish RCMP responded to a report of a person in distress inside their residence in the downtown Squamish area.

Police attended, secured the area, maintained communications with the person, and called upon the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Service to assist. The Emergency Response Team successfully got the person outside the residence and local first responder teams facilitated getting the person into appropriate care.

To keep people safe, police needed to clear nearby residents from the area so the Emergency Response team and other first responders could do their work, and community safety was never at risk.

We’d like to thank residents from the local area who listened to police direction for their own safety, said Staff Sergeant Gareth Bradley who was at the scene. Because people in the immediate area listened to police direction, we knew they were safe, and it gave our specialized teams space to do their needed work.

Squamish RCMP also thanks local partners Fire and Rescue and Emergency Health Services for their support, and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, a support unit with specialized training for situations as the one presented.

There will be no further updates or media availability.

Squamish RCMP asks anyone with any information regarding the above file to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to

Released by

Cpl. Angela Kermer

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


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