Friday, June 11, 2010

Nain Search and Rescue Assists

The Nain Search and Rescue (SAR) team was called on to assist a group of people camping north of Nain.

Sid Pain is the Coordinator for the Nain SAR team.

He says they responded to a request to deliver supplies to a group of campers spending the spring in Tessiujak.

After attempting all other avenues, Nain SAR had decided that they would have to get to the area via chopper.

Pack-ice had prevented attempts to get to Tessiujak by boat over the weekend.

Pain says the team delivered supplies to the campers and flew home six of the people upon their request.

He says it isn’t a common occurrence for Nain SAR to receive this sort of request.

He would like to remind people to be well prepared for camping trips.

And ensure that you have enough supplies and advise people of your departure and return dates.

Pain says the campers aren’t expected to provide compensation for the assistance.

But donations are always welcome.

If you would like to make a donation to Nain SAR, you can do so by contacting one of the members or the local RCMP detachment.

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