RCMP, SAR go the extra mile

Praise for those involved in the recent rescue of a woman stranded at Raft Cove by road washouts.

I’d like to thank Constable Shelly Schedewitz, the helicopter pilot, and all those involved with the rescue of my friend who spent three nights in her vehicle trapped between slides in the Holberg area. RCMP with the heli-pilot were unable to get into the entire area to search on Saturday, due to poor weather conditions. I’m very aware of the risks they took to find her (I was a “spotter” with C.A.S.A.R.A.)  The weather wasn’t great on Sunday for flying, but they managed to get in, and get not only my friend out, but three young fellows as well.  Shelly was excellent at keeping me informed and reassuring me throughout this ordeal.  I don’t know the heli-pilots name, but he’s pretty special himself, flying in such crappy windy, rainy and foggy weather to help others. Thanks also to all those who showed their support!

Anita Harvie

Port Hardy