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UPDATE: Man rescued from cliff ledge near Kelowna

Firefighters rescued a hiker stuck on a ledge east of Kelowna in the Postill Lake Road area on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Image Credit: Kelowna Fire Department via Global Okanagan (with permission)
April 02, 2016 - 3:18 PM

KELOWNA – A hike was rescued from a cliff ledge in the Postill Lake Road area east of Kelowna this afternoon.

Firefighters from the Ellison Fire Department and the Kelowna Fire Department were called at about 1:20 p.m., April 2, to rescue a man who was stuck on a ledge of a 30-foot high cliff, according to a media release.

The man was able to call for help with his cell phone. He said he was OK but was stuck on the ledge.

Kelowna’s High Angle Rescue team lowered a firefighter to victim, who was then pulled up to safety.

Platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens says the man was cold and tired, but otherwise unhurt.

— This story was updated at 3:53 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016 with corrected information from Kelowna Fire Department. The victim was a hiker not an ATV rider.


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