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Rope rescue in urban Vernon park

Vernon firefighters were called to rescue a man who had fallen down a steep hill in Polson Park Saturday morning, Aug. 08, 2015.
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August 09, 2015 - 12:31 PM

VERNON – Vernon firefighters were called to rescue a man who had fallen down a steep hill in Polson Park Saturday morning.

Fire captain Dan Walker says they called out at about 11:30 a.m., Aug. 08 to help a man who was “unresponsive on the side of a hill” in Polson Park in Vernon.

The man had fallen about 40 feet down a steep slope in the park.

Walker says crews rigged up a basket stretcher to get the man up the hill and into an ambulance.

No word on the extent of the victim’s injuries.

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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