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Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team uses UTV to help injured rock climber

An injured rock climber was taken to Kelowna General Hospital, Sept. 11, 2021.
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September 12, 2021 - 8:53 AM

Yesterday morning the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team attended to an injured rock climber in Myra Canyon.

This is the group’s 78th incident of the year. Last year, the group saw an all-time high number of incidents with 84 in total.

The team received a report of the injured rock climber at roughly 11 a.m., Sept. 11 near trestle number 11 in Myra Canyon.

“A bike team arrive first and administered first aid to the patient while waiting for a stretcher and trauma pack to arrive from the hall,” said Ed Henczel, communications member with the group, in a press release.

Crews transported the climber using a UTV, bringing them to the Myra parking lot.

 


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