North Bay Police Service Thanks BAYSAR
BAYSAR Air Search and Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization that has provided assistance with search and rescue operations in North Bay and area for over 20 years.
On November 19, 2011 at 1253 hours our Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen who advised a female friend was lost in the bush somewhere north of Duchesnay Falls. A ground search, including canine support was initiated and BAYSAR was contacted.
BAYSAR deployed a privately owned Cessna 172 with a crew of Stan French (Pilot), Tom Wilson (Navigator) and Emil Jansen (Spotter). At 1442 hours the BAYSAR aircraft located the women and officers were guided to her location by the crew. She was uninjured and in good health.
This was an example of a cooperative quick response between the police and a community volunteer organization that resulted in the successful conclusion to a potential tragedy.
Thanks to BAYSAR for their invaluable assistance with this search and rescue operation.