Canada's Superheroes - the SARtechs
A Cessna goes down in the wilderness or a fishing boat burns at sea. A rescue beacon is picked up by satellites. In seconds controllers at the Navy dockyard in Halifax go into action. Wherever disaster strikes these controllers send out fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and coast guard vessels to the rescue.
That means somewhere, night or day, in a snow-covered forest or in six metre waves, a couple of search and rescue technicians will be hanging from cables or parachutes. They'll be betting their strength and skill against everything that nature can throw at them.
What kind of human beings are willing to risk death or injury on nearly every assignment? Steven Freygood takes us into the lives of the SARtechs and their families.
Meet the SARtechs and learn their fascinating history.
Find out how search and rescue works in Eastern Canada.