Bracebridge Mayor Thanks Search & Rescue Unit For Their Help During 2019 Flood
Georgian Bay Search and Rescue were lauded for their efforts during the spring floods at the most recent Bracebridge general committee meeting.
Representatives from the group attended the meeting and discussed the flooding as well as the nature of their organization and the work they do in central Ontario.
Council heard that the group is a highly trained, nonprofit organization providing support to police in the form of equipment and trained search and rescue personnel.
The group was started in Midland in 1998 by a group of volunteers but has since moved to a base of operations in Barrie.
The group was a big part of the recovery effort during the flooding in spring of 2019, particularly with their work filling sandbags and transporting them throughout the region. They also played a major role in helping to track down two lost teenagers in Algonquin Park this summer.
Mayor Graydon Smith offered a heartfelt thank you to the group for all of their work during the spring floods, and his fellow councillors echoed his sentiments with a round of applause.