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Injured elderly woman rescued from trail south of Kamloops

Fourteen Kamloops Search and Rescue members were called to McConnell Lake yesterday, April 23 2017 to help an injured hiker.
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KAMLOOPS – Search and rescue crews carried an injured woman on a stretcher along icy trails for more than a kilometre from the wooded area of McConnell Lake south of Kamloops yesterday.

The woman, in her 70s, was taken to hospital after crews safely transported her from the area where she fell to the waiting ambulance, according to Alan Hobler with Kamloops Search and Rescue.

Fourteen search and rescue volunteers were deployed to the provincial park south of Kamloops to assist B.C. Ambulance Services yesterday, April 23 at approximately 2 p.m.

Crews carried the woman on a stretcher about 1.5 km from the forested area where she fell, Hobler says. She had slipped on an icy slope and sustained a head injury.

Hobler says the woman had a cell phone and made the 911 call. 

“With a head injury, she wasn’t in a condition to walk out and B.C. Ambulance isn’t authorized to go into the backcountry and onto trails. They are required to stay near their emergency vehicle,” Hobler says.

Hobler added that conditions on those trails are currently very poor and covered in snow and ice in some areas. 

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