April 10, 2014 - 12:27 PM
KAMLOOPS - A woman was rescued today after becoming stranded while hiking in the Cinnamon Ridge area off Tranquille Road.
The woman, who was hiking with her 17-year-old daughter, apparently slipped and landed on a narrow ridge.
Assistant Chief of Operations for Kamloops Fire and Rescue, Mike Adams, said the woman was located on the ledge and crews made their way above her and then lowered themselves down by rope. The woman was put into a harness and she was raised up by the team to a safe location.
"Thankfully she was consious and coherent, and our crews were able to communicate with her and find out her injuries were limited, not life-threatening," Adams said. "She was able to walk out on her own."
The woman sustained minor cuts and bruises in the incident. She was treated by waiting ambulance attendents and released.
The woman did many things right. She wasn't hiking alone and had a cell phone so they could call for help in an emergency.
"If you are in trouble phone 911 and we'll do the best we can to help you out."
The daughter told Infotel News it was scary, but emergency crews came quickly. She says she isn't deterred from returning to hike another day but recommends wearing proper shoes, something she plans to do next time.
Responders include eight firefighters, three Mounties, and three ambulance attendants, with Kamloops Search and Rescue on alert.
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