Quinte Search and Rescue is back in business after months of a “stand down” from authorized water rescue missions.
The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central and Arctic took the step, stemming from the fact the local unit had many new members who required training.
President Peggy Griffin has now told Quinte News the situation has changed.
Griffin says this means Quinte Search and Rescue is “active with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre” and members have qualified in the two phases, “small vessel operators proficiency and marine emergency duties.”
Griffin emphasized that training is always ongoing with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.