Man in medical distress rescued from woods following significant search involving multiple agencies

Geary, New Brunswick – A 50-year-old man from Geary, N.B., was rescued in a wooded area in the community following a significant search that involved multiple agencies.

On September 23, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Oromocto RCMP detachment received a report of a man who failed to return home. The man was last seen earlier that afternoon on an all-terrain vehicle in the area. Police and his family were concerned for his wellbeing as he suffers from a medical condition that requires medication and could cause him to appear confused.

Members of the Oromocto and Keswick RCMP responded to the scene to search for the man. Several other agencies also attended, including the Department of National Defence 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Justice and Public Safety Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, the Oromocto Fire Department, Ambulance New Brunswick, and local volunteers.

Man in medical distress rescued from woods following significant search involving multiple agencies
Man in medical distress rescued from woods following significant search involving multiple agencies

At approximately 10:45 p.m., the Department of National Defence Squadron 403 helicopter located the man in a heavily wooded area. RCMP members and other resources on the ground made their way to the man, who was located alive but suffering from a medical episode and was unable to walk. The man was assessed by paramedics at the scene and returned to his family.

“This operation really speaks to the coordination and combined efforts we leverage to ensure public and individual safety, with more than 20 different services from various agencies working together,” says Cpl. Daniel Sharpe with the Oromocto RCMP. “We are very relieved this individual was located safely and quickly.”

The RCMP would like to thank everyone involved in the search.

Oromocto RCMP



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