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Penticton Search and Rescue evacuate injured hiker at the bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue teams responded to another call at Skaha Bluffs today, June 7.
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PENTICTON - Penticton Search and Rescue responded to a call for help at Skaha Bluffs earlier today, June 7.

Fifteen search and rescue volunteers responded to a call from B.C. Ambulance Service just after 2:15 p.m. Sunday to assist with an injured climber. The man, who was reportedly seriously injured, was in the an area known as 'Foreplay Wall.' 

Two team members already climbing in the area were alerted to the incident as the Helicopter Evacuation Team was preparing to head out. The climbers made their way to the scene where they met up with the evacuation crew, who had already long-lined to the injured man.

The man, believed to be in his 30s and a non-resident, was provided with first aid and evacuated to the airport before being transferred to Penticton Regional Hospital.

This is the fourth time Penticton Search and Rescue has responded to the bluffs and is the 18th task for the volunteer group so far this year.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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