Arrowsmith SAR Rescue 2020-09-12

The team got a nice shout-out from Arrowsmith SAR today as they used the service to locate two missing people near Englishman River Falls Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

This incident illustrates the limitations of the “network location” currently available to the 911 system in the region – it gives a rough location in wilderness areas.

The service activates the GPS on the subject’s cell phone, and with the permission of the owner, pushes the location back to the requesting agency.