A team works on a challenge that saw them have to rescue someone from a downed helicopter that was caught in some power lines.

A team works on a challenge that saw them have to rescue someone from a downed helicopter that was caught in some power lines.

Mine rescue competition provides an intense display

Highland Valley Copper, Nyrstar - Myra Falls win mine rescue competition



The provincial mine rescue competition will be returning to Revelstoke in 2013 after another successful competition in Revelstoke.

This year’s event saw the team’s take part in a variety of challenges, ranging from rescuing a companion from a mine; getting someone out of a downed helicopter, putting out fires, assisting a non-English speaking accident victim and more.

The competition was divided into two parts, with the Highland Valley Copper team from Kamloops winning the surface mine competition and the Nyrstar – Myra Falls team, from near Campbell River, winning the underground mine rescue competition.

The weekend saw hundreds of competitors and their families travel to Revelstoke and represented a boon to the town. The Revelstoke Rotary Club reported record alcohol sales at the two gala dinners held over the weekend.