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Lake of the Woods Search & Rescue


The Lake of the Woods Search & Rescue (LOWSAR) is a team of dedicated volunteers who provide Search and Rescue Services to the region. These services include but are not limited to ice/water rescue, ground search and rescue, ELT detection, aircraft searching and rope rescue.

LOWSAR is activated by Central Ambulance Communication Centre in Kenora via a pager system.  LOWSAR works closely with the Ontario Provincial Police, Northwest EMS, City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services and other allied Emergency Services. Upon request, LOWSAR provides training and presentations for various organizations on ice and water rescue, wilderness survival, GPS and more.

Contact Information
Larry Cottam   807-548-1785
Terry McLeod   807-548-5223