East End SAR crew hits the water

Petr Jago sees a boater fishing by the Bluffer’s Park breakwater and throttles the twin engines to a purr. Jago and his uniformed crew cruise by slowly, leaving hardly any wake behind their high-speed rescue boat. The fisherman waves. He’s got shades on for the sun, nothing for the water. “There is still no one […]

Toronto Search and Rescue prepares for spring

Toronto’s only volunteer marine rescue unit is calling for more hands on deck. Thanks to a three-year effort led by Beach residents, Toronto Search and Rescue (T-SAR) recently bought its first patrol boat and officially joined the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Now, as T-SAR gets set for its first spring on the water, organizers are […]

Beachers pushing for search and rescue

Residents of the Beach are steering the effort to launch an all-volunteer marine search and rescue unit for Toronto. “There’s no shortage of work for us,” says Patrick Curtis, chairman of Toronto Search and Rescue (T-SAR), which got its official start last July. T-SAR will also run a land-based, multilingual program to teach water safety […]