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Fallen rock climber rescued near Penticton

A rock climber seriously injured in a fall at the Skaha Bluffs near Penticton was rescued by helicopter yesterday afternoon, Friday, March 25, 2016.
Image Credit: Mike Biden
March 26, 2016 - 10:31 AM

PENTICTON – A rock climber seriously injured in a fall at the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park south of Penticton was rescued by helicopter yesterday afternoon.

Search and rescue crews were called at about 4:50 p.m., March 25, after a man had fallen in the Ravens Castle area of the Bluffs, according to a media release.

The rescuers were on the scene in 35 minutes and determined the climber needed to be airlifted.

“The subject was injured badly and required a hasty extraction from the area,” Penticton Search and Rescue manager Ron Muir says in the release. “Carrying the subject out on a stretcher was not an option."

The rescue helicopter was dispatched from the Penticton Airport and within an hour, the injured man was flown to the Skaha Bluffs parking lot where he was taken by ambulance to hospital.

No word on his current condition.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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