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Injured hunter rescued in West Kelowna

October 29, 2020 - 5:06 PM

Being properly dressed for cold weather paid off for a hunter who was rescued by West Kelowna firefighters today.

The man had injured a “lower body extremity” and called 911 on his cell phone today, Oct. 29, according to a West Kelowna Fire Rescue news release.

The fire department responded to the 3800 block of Glenrosa Road. The patient was five kilometres out on the power line road.

Rescue crews were worried about reaching the patient before hypothermia set in but the effort was made easier since the patient had a cell phone and could help direct them along the most direct route.

They found the patient dressed for the elements. Rescue crews were able to take the person out to a waiting ambulance.

“West Kelowna Fire Rescue would like to remind residents heading out into the backcountry to be prepared, dress appropriately, leave a plan of where you plan to go and when you plan to return, and to carry a cell phone to call 9-1-1 should the need arise,” West Kelowna Fire Rescue said.

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