Prince George Search and Rescue has upped its game when it comes to responding to rescue calls. Five men and five women are now trained to rescue from above. Hanging from the belly of a helicopter does have its advantages when rescuing a person who has been injured in a remote area. The newly minted Prince George Long Line Rescue team is made up of volunteers with a variety of back country skills. And it’s the first team in the Province to be made up of %50 women. The next closest search and rescue long line team is stationed in Kelowna. With funding from the provincial government, P.G.S.A.R. was able to develop the team for the northern region. Rescues that previously may have taken several hours can now be done in timely rescue and medical aid to those who may find themselves injured in the back country.