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Search and rescue death inquest brings 9 recommendations

November 25, 2012
Search and rescue death inquest brings 9 recommendations

A jury has issued nine recommendations after an inquest into the death of B.C. search and rescue volunteer Sheilah Sweatman during a recovery mission. CBC | British Columbia News

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Drowning video angers family at search and rescue inquest

November 21, 2012
Drowning video angers family at search and rescue inquest

A video showing the drowning death of a B.C. search and rescue volunteer during a recovery mission is provoking strong criticism by family members at the inquest into her death. CBC | British Columbia News

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Inquest to begin into death of Search and Rescue volunteer

November 19, 2012
Inquest to begin into death of Search and Rescue volunteer

A coroner’s inquest into the death of Sheilah Sweatman begins today in Nelson, and is expected to last all week. Global TV BC News

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Planning failure, lack of tools blamed for search and rescue volunteer’s death

November 16, 2012

A few tragic minutes on a rescue boat have rattled B.C.’s search-and-rescue program and prompted calls from a grieving family for better equipment. Search volunteer Sheilah Sweatman was killed when her leg became entangled in a steel cable on a small boat in a river near Creston last year. Investigators concluded that using the cable [...]

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Search and rescue death blamed on poor planning

November 16, 2012
Search and rescue death blamed on poor planning

A WorkSafeBC report finds poor planning and inadequate equipment are to blame for the death of a search and rescue volunteer in 2011. CBC | British Columbia News

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