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Rescue crews called to help hiker in West Kelowna

May 05, 2020 - 2:21 PM

A woman hiking in the Rose Vally area of West Kelowna was rescued today when she was unable to hike out.

At around 11:30 a.m. today, May 5, West Kelowna Fire Rescue received a report of a hiker in distress, according to a media release.

A woman in her 60s had been hiking on the Rose Valley Dam Trail network area.

West Kelowna assistant fire chief Brent Watson said after a lengthy hike, crews made contact with the woman who was feeling unwell.

Because of the rugged terrain, and the distance from the road to where the hiker was, a helicopter was called in.

The woman was taken to Kelowna General Hospital and is in stable condition.

Members of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, RCMP and B.C. Ambulance assisted in the rescue.

— This story was updated at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 with new information from West Kelowna Fire Rescue.

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