POLICE AND BAYSAR JOIN FORCES FOR THIRD ANNUAL LIFEJACKET CAMPAIGN

Let’s see you wear your PFD!
1st and 2nd August 2015

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Are you boating over the long weekend? Then, let’s see you wear your lifejackets! This is the message North Bay Police, North Bay Ontario Provincial Police and campaign organizers BAYSAR Search & Rescue are reinforcing over the Civic Holiday weekend. Now in its third year, the “Let’s see you wear your PFD!” awareness campaign will see BAYSAR flying over lakes in our region on Saturday and Sunday (August 1st and 2nd) to count how many boaters and passengers are wearing their personal floatation devices.

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Combining Passion with a Purpose

Stan French flies his Cessna 172 over North Bay and surrounding area during a BAYSAR training exercise. Photo by: Corporal Joseph Morin, Imagery Technician

Article by: Lieutenant Leah Pierce, Public Affairs

The Laurentian Escarpment that shoulders North Bay is a beautiful site in the fall. Bold colours entice travelers to the area to hike among the rushing waters, rocks and trees that make up Duchesnay Falls. For a Toronto woman Saturday, November 19th, 2011 turned out to be a day filled with anxiety when a simple walk in the woods lead to a frantic call for help to the police by a friend. This is where volunteers from BAYSAR, including pilot Captain Stan French, came to the rescue.

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Aircraft join hunt for illegal gill-netters

Tuesday, July 15, 2014   by: Jeff Turl

Illegal gill-netters on Lake Nipissing will now have to watch the skies as well as their nets.

A local volunteer group, BAYSAR, (North Bay Search and Rescue) helps authorities in search and rescue missions using their own aircraft.

Now, those aircraft will be another set of eyes as the community comes together to try and stop illegal gill-netting.

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BAYSAR on the lookout for PFDs

BAYSAR president Stan French explains the Let’s See You Wear Your PFD survey in front of the search plane that will be flyng over Lake Nipissing, Trout Lake and Lake Nosbonsing this weekend.

BAYSAR president Stan French explains the Let’s See You Wear Your PFD survey in front of the search plane that will be flyng over Lake Nipissing, Trout Lake and Lake Nosbonsing this weekend. PHOTO BY LIAM BERTI

If you’re out on the water this weekend, don’t be surprised if you see a float plane moving in for a closer look.

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BAYSAR joins effort to track down net owners

For The Nugget
A reward is being offered for information on so-called “ghost nets” found in Lake Nipissing, and the local search and rescue organization is offering its skills in resolving the issue.
The Ministry of Natural Resources asked Friday for the public’s assistance in finding the owners of the abandoned nets, and since then Bob Goulais of Nipissing First Nation and North Bay Search and Rescue (BAYSAR) have stepped up to the plate.

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BAYSAR, police join forces

Let Us See Your PFD initiative

Local boaters are being urged to wear their life jackets, especially this weekend while members of North Bay’s air search and rescue organization conducts flights to survey compliance.

 

The Nugget BAYSAR and North Bay Police Service have teamed up for the Let Us See Your PFD (personal flotation device) initiave.

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