Vernon Search and Rescue is gearing up for what could be a busy winter if forecasts of a heavy snow season are true.
Already, the search and rescue team is having a record year.
Search Manager Leigh Pearson says they’ve been out 82 times already this year, which is an all-time record.
“Last year we had 77 total which we were just astonished at. This year, it’s just blown that one out of the water. I don’t know what it is, if it’s just more people using the back country.”
He adds they’re also seeing more people not properly equipped for anything uneventful that might happen.