To The Rescue is a documentary about Canada’s patchwork search and rescue system. Why is it sending out its own SOS call?
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9 pm (9:30 pm NT)
CBC Television’s Doc Zone
As more urban adventurers seek recreational thrills than ever before, search and rescue teams are pushed to the limit trying to save them. GPS technology – and the assumption that help is just a cell phone call away – have changed the way we play, but the rescue system is chronically underfunded and struggling to keep up with the new demand.
This documentary follows dramatic searches as they unfold, and finds a network patched together with volunteers who risk their own lives to save others.
Watch the trailer:
TO THE RESCUE may be of interest to wilderness trail enthousiasts and/or trail user groups.