This page is dedicated to all SAR
Tech's whom had paid the supreme sacrifice.
Sgt Janick Joseph Benoit Gilbert
Home Town: Baie Comeau, Quebec.
424 Squadron, 8 Wing Trenton
Deceased: October 27, 2011
Incident: Sgt Gilbert died during a search and rescue mission near Igloolik (Hall Bay), Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic. He and two other rescue technicians had parachuted into icy, stormy waters in the Hecla Strait from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to save a pair of hunters stranded in their boat.
435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based at 17 Wing Winnipeg.
Deceased: February 5, 2015
Incident: A Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) is missing after an incident
on a training exercise in Banff National Park, Alberta. Mark was caught in an
avalanche while ascending the Polar Circus ice climbing route.
February 11, 2015 00:04