Hiker rescued from steep terrain near Savona

SAVONA - A man hiking in a steep area near Savona had to be rescued by helicopter when he realized he would not be able to make it back on Sunday.

The 75-year-old male was hiking with friends on ‘very steep’ terrain near Savona Sunday morning, April 10. The terrain made it difficult and once he realized they had walked too far and he would not have the energy to make it back.

Local RCMP and firefighters were called out around 11 a.m. but were unable to locate the party and an RCMP helicopter was brought in to help, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release. The party was located about two kilometres from their vehicles and the helicopter was able to pick them up and transport them back to first responders.

The man was not injured.

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