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BC Ambulance, search and rescue teams perform rescue near Summerland trestle

Penticton Search and Rescue and B.C. Ambulance crews combined to rescue a man in medical distress in the Trout Creek canyon near Summerland on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
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May 29, 2015 - 10:24 AM

PENTICTON - A 40-year-old man in medical distress near the Summerland KVR trestles was found by triangulating his location with cell towers Thursday afternoon.

Penticton Search and Rescue members were mobilized at approximately 1:30 p.m., May 28 after receiving a request for assistance from B.C. Ambulance, who had received a distress call from a man in the Trout Creek canyon, according to a media release.

The stricken man’s location could not be precisely identified, but B.C. Ambulance was able to triangulate the location of the distress call with the aid of cell phone towers.

Search and Rescue dispatched three rescuers by helicopter, accompanied by a rescue truck and a six person ground support team, according to the release.

The helicopter rescue team spotted the man and two technicians were lowered to treat the victim.

The man was airlifted to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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