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Hiker seriously injured after falling seven metres from cliff in Central Okanagan

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR)
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September 05, 2021 - 8:32 AM

A hiker was seriously injured yesterday morning after falling seven metres onto a rocky area.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, the Kelowna Fire Department, RCMP and B.C. Ambulance managed to rescue the hiker after they fell from a cliff about the Gillard Forest Service Road, Sept. 4.

The hiker was seriously injured, according to the rescue team's press release, but the man's hiking companion was able to relay his location which aided in the response.

"Field teams located the subject, and all agencies collaborated to transport him safely to a waiting ambulance," according to the rescue group.

The rescue group is reminding all backcountry users to be safe this long weekend, and follow the advice of adventuresmart.ca for a safe outing by having the Three T’s: Training, Trip Plan, and the Ten Essentials.

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