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Kamloops hiker rescued from ledge

February 28, 2021 - 11:28 AM

A hike took a perilous turn Sunday morning, but rescuers were able to make sure it ended well.

A 37 year old person called 911 Sunday Feb. 28. at 9:29 a.m. to report they were alone hiking in Petersen Creek Park and had slipped and fallen off the trail.

They told police they were hanging onto a brush before a several hundred-metre drop-off.

"Police and Kamloops Fire were deployed to the area but this person's exact location was unknown. Several RCMP members hiked into the park from the bottom and also from the upper west entrances," Sgt Jeff Bingley said in a press release.

"Through local knowledge of the park, police were able to locate this person on the Tom Moore Trail and remove them from the ledge with the assistance of Kamloops Fire."

No injuries were reported.

RCMP added that the trails in this area are extremely slippery and caution is urged for trail users.

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