Cape Bre­ton search-an­dres­cue pi­o­neer dies

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

SYD­NEY — A Cox­heath man whose ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing lost in the high­lands led to the es­tab­lish­ment of or­ga­nized ground searc­hand-res­cue ini­tia­tives in the province has died. In 1969, Bill An­tle An­tle was lost in the woods in the Wreck Cove area for five days and four nights. The in­ci­dent high­lighted the need for ground search-an­dres­cue pro­grams and one month later Cape Bre­ton Search and Res­cue was es­tab­lished. An­tle joined the op­er­a­tion shortly there­after and spent the past 45 years in­volved with ground search and res­cue. He was also heav­ily in­volved in Pro­ject Life­saver. Pro­ject Life­saver co-or­di­na­tor Sharon MacSween cred­its An­tle as be­ing the force be­hind the es­tab­lish­ment of the or­ga­nized search-and-res­cue oper­a­tions in use to­day. An­tle, 81, was the long­est serv­ing vol­un­teer with Nova Sco­tia’s Ground Search and Res­cue.

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