Man seriously injured after fall in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

PENTICTON — A man in his 30’s is suffering from serious injuries after a fall from an area of the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park known as “Foreplay Wall.” Fifteen members of the¬†Penticton and District Search and Rescue (PENSAR)¬†responded to a call from B.C. Ambulance Service (BCAS) shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Sunday after BCAS got a 9-1-1 call about the incident according to Randy Brown with PENSAR.

“While PENSAR activated its Helicopter Evacuation team to prepare for a medical extraction, two SAR members who were climbing in the area were alerted to the incident and made their way to the scene where they met up with the [Helicopter Long Line Rescue] crew who had long lined down to the injured subject,” explains Brown.
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The male was evacuated back to the airport and transferred to an ambulance and taken to Penticton Regional Hospital. Brown says the man is from out of the area. He adds this is PENSAR’s fourth response to the Skaha Bluff’s area this year and the eighteenth task for the local volunteer agency this year.

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