search and rescue

New group takes over helicopter rescue services in metro region

Helicopter services for remote rescues in the metro region have been grounded since 2020. But now they’re back in the air with a new provider announced. NTV’s Jodi Cooke reports.

Search and rescue operation launched for missing man on west coast, ATV found over cliff

Search efforts are currently underway for 41-year-old Troy Blais, who is believed to have last been seen on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Blue Beach area of the Port au Port Peninsula.

Bay St. George RCMP received the report of the missing man at 8:40 a.m. Saturday and have started a search, with the Canadian Coast Guard, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Stephenville Ground Search and Rescue and other first responders engaged. His ATV was found over a cliff this morning in Black Duck Brook, near Lourdes.

Blais has a slim build, about 5’7”-5’8” tall, weighing 150 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

Police are interested in speaking with anyone who has seen Blais over the last few days or has any information on his whereabouts. 

Please contact the Bay St. George Detachment at 709-643-2118 with any information

New tool announced for ground search and rescue teams

There are hundreds of rescues each year in this province by volunteer agencies who often trek on foot, over challenging terrain to gain access to the injured, and then back again to waiting medical supports.

Today, a new tool in the toolbox for ground search & rescue teams that will make that trip faster, safer and easier. NTV’s Jodi Cooke reports.

Province calling on Ottawa to strengthen search and rescue services in Labrador

It’s been an ongoing issue for decades, and it’s a matter of life and death. The province is now calling on the federal government to bolster search and rescue services in Labrador. NTV’s Beth Penney has more.

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