Makkovik SAR (NLSARA) receive  RCMP Commendation for Bravery

Last night members of Makkovik SAR team received the RCMP Commendation for Bravery. On May 1, 2018:

  • Errol Andersen
  • Roy Martin
  • Perry Voisey
  • Perry Dyson
  • Marvin Clarke
  • Robert Dier
  • Andy Edmonds
  • Rex Voisey
  • RCMP Cst Henry Broomfield received call of a downed aircraft in a mountainside, 80 kms SE of Makkovik.

Weather conditions at the time were extreme, therefore aircraft could not reach the scene. This group set off over sea ice and rugged terrain in near zero visibility. Once they reached the area, the mountainside was too steep to continue on snowmobile, so members scaled the steep terrain on foot until reaching the crash. Two men were extracted from the aircraft, brought down the mountainside, and brought back to Makkovik via snowmobile for medical care. Unfortunately one man did not survive the crash but the other made a full recovery.

We salute these men that gave a great effort that day to save a life. Congratulations on your well deserved awards.