A Search and Rescue Reunion

Daybreak Alberta

Many of us have seen news reports about rescues that happen in the backcountry of Alberta. We may have witnessed professionals and volunteers to rush to a scene to risk their own life and limb to save the life of a complete stranger. Some of those stories come home in a new documentary, "Mountain 911" debuting July 12 on CBC Gem. One of the people in the film is Doug Ritchie with Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue. "Mountain 911" features dramatic footage of Doug hanging out of a helicopter over a waterfall at Crescent Falls following of rescuing of a Wetaskawin man, Martin Presse. Two decades from the July 1999 event, they reunite on Daybreak to speak with Russell Bowers for the first time since that fateful rescue.

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