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Kelowna arrest turns into high-angle rescue mission

February 07, 2019 - 11:53 AM

KELOWNA - Kelowna police went from trying to arrest a man to saving his life on a slippery slope early this morning.

According to an RCMP press release, today, Feb. 7, at around 1:30 a.m., police arrived at the 4000 block of Gordon Drive and tried to apprehend a 50-year-old Kelowna man wanted on outstanding warrants. The man fled in his vehicle, evading the police.

An investigation led officers to a rural area near the trestles in Myra Canyon, where the police dog service found the man suffering from injuries on a steep snowy ravine.

Kelowna Search and Rescue and the Fire Department were called in to perform a high-angle rescue operation. They were able to rescue the man at 8:30 a.m. and transport him to a hospital.

The man's name and the cause of his injuries were not disclosed by RCMP.

He's scheduled to appear in court on outstanding warrants once he's released from the hospital.

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