Penticton Search and Rescue retrieve hiker from Skaha Bluffs
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.