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Teen rescued from cliff above Kelowna golf course

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July 25, 2020 - 9:05 AM

A high angle rescue above Kelowna's Golf and Country Club ensured a teenage hiker was able to get home safely, Friday night.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Scott Clarke, platoon captain of the Kelowna Fire Department, said crews responded to a report of a person stuck on a cliff above the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

"The first arriving officer was met by golf course staff and shown to the location of the patient," he said in a press release. "The officer reported that a 15-year-old male was stuck on a cliff approximately 50 feet up."

The teen had been out for a hike and got himself into a precarious location on unstable ground.

The Technical Rescue Team was deployed and was able to get the patient into a rescue harness and lower him and rescuer safely to flat ground. The patient was uninjured.

One Engine, The KFD Technical Rescue Team, a Safety Officer, a Command Unit and one BC ambulance including 12 fire personnel responded.

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