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Penticton search and rescue respond to man injured on mountain summit

September 02, 2018 - 8:42 AM

PENTICTON - A workplace incident has sent one to the hospital with serious injuries.

Yesterday, Sept. 1 shortly after 3:15 p.m. B.C. Emergency Health Services called Penticton Search and Rescue after a 9-11 report of an injured worker on Apex Mountain summit.

A media release says Randy Brown, the team manager, advised that crews respond via helicopter with two techs, and a paramedic.

The rescue team located the 49 year old man who had been working on communications towers on Apex summit when the accident happened.

Early reports indicate that the man has sustained serious injuries to his one hand and was bleeding profusely.

The injured man was flown directly to West Kelowna where he was transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

The current status of the injured man is unknown, however it is believed that the injuries are not life threatening.

This was the first call of September and of the long weekend for the search and rescue team.

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