UNFOUND: The Burden of a SAR Volunteer

    Pitch Video

    How do search and rescue volunteers cope when a search ends with no rescue, no recovery, no answers?

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 30 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Anthony Stahn ,  British-Columbia


    When no one else can help, search and rescue volunteers around BC step in. Their passion to help people goes above and beyond the expected. They leave work, families and sleep behind to help strangers in need. And these searchers can face high stress levels knowing they are the last hope for many people, but they are trained to move beyond that stress to undergo a grueling search, to help rescue someone, to recover a body for loved ones. In just the last two years the Kamloops team alone has been involved in four unsolved SAR cases though. With a focus on the Kamloops region, this documentary explores what happens after the search when there is no rescue or recovery. When a SAR volunteer can’t provide answers to the family, their team, or themself.


    Kamloops Search and Rescue
    BC Search and Rescue Association CISM Program
    Unsolved SAR cases stick with rescuers

    The Team

    We are a Kamloops-based team with a passion for search and rescue. We will be looking for some more local creatives to help us round out our project.

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