July 15, 2016 - 1:20 PM
SUMMERLAND - Summerland RCMP and Penticton Search and Rescue have recovered the body of a man fatally injured after a hiking accident yesterday.
Summerland RCMP report a call yesterday evening, July 14, shortly after 8 p.m. to assist BC Ambulance in a climbing accident near Bland Road in Summerland.
A group of migrant farm workers camped on a nearby orchard property watched as a fellow worker, who was attempting to climb the west face of Giant’s Head Mountain tumbled down part of the slope.
One of the workers made it to the man’s location and attempted to perform CPR but was unsuccessful in reviving the victim.
Penticton Search and Rescue team attended with 22 members. A rope team descended 500 feet to the second man, who was lowered to safety.
The stricken man was recovered from the ledge this morning using a longline.
Summerland RCMP say the victim is a Quebec resident in his early 20s. The B.C .Coroners office continues the investigation.
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