May 1, 2015 12:03 am
Updated: May 1, 2015 12:05 am

Penticton Search and Rescue retrieve hiker from Skaha Bluffs

Courtesy/Penticton Search and Rescue

PENTICTON–Penticton Search and Rescue performed a long line helicopter rescue to retrieve an injured hiker from Skaha Bluffs Thursday afternoon.

The call came in from BC ambulance around noon.

A hiker in his 30’s from Nova Scotia was in the Skaha Bluffs area with some outdoor adventure guides
when he took a tumble.

The guides suspected a broken leg and called for help.

The Search and Rescue manager dispatched the helicopter and long line rescue team, also known as “HETS”.

A team member was lowered down to the victim, who hooked him up to the line, and delivered him to a waiting ambulance at the Pentincton airport within minutes.

The hiker was taken to the Penticton Regional Hospital.

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