Injured hiker rescued from Skaha Bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue technician Hamish Reidie lifts off Penticton Regional Airport to Skaha Bluffs this afternoon.
Image Credit: Penticton Search and Rescue

PENTICTON - A man from Nova Scotia is being treated at Penticton Regional Hospital this afternoon after being rescued following an accident at Skaha Bluffs.

Penticton Search and Rescue members were requested to assist in the man’s rescue by B.C. Ambulance around noon today, April 30. The man, in his 30s, had been hiking in the area with a group of backcountry recreational guides when he suffered what appears to be a broken leg.

The search and rescue crew used their long line, or HETS team, to get the man to safety. Two members were dispatched to the area by helicopter where the injured man was provided with first aid and airlifted to Penticton airport. He was then transferred by ambulance to Penticton Regional Hospital.

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


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