Fire departments issue warning after rescuing hiker

KELOWNA - After a third hiker was rescued from rushing Mill Creek yesterday, Kelowna Fire Department is asking hikers to plan their routes better.

Platoon Capt. Tim Light of Kelowna Fire Department says the hiker called 911 after getting stuck in the middle of the creek in the Postill Road area — just like two hikers before him who had to be rescued. 

"When going hiking it is always a good idea to notify someone of your expected route," he says.

At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Ellison and Kelowna fire departments were called to perform a technical rope rescue to reach the hiker who was uninjured but wet. They had to lower a rescuer by rope to the hiker and then raised the hiker and the rescuer to safety. The hiker walked out with the emergency personnel.

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