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Woman saved from Skaha Bluffs by search and rescue

Penticton Search and Rescue assisted in getting a 61-year-old woman to hospital after suffering lower leg injuries in the Skaha Bluffs area yesterday, June 2, 2020.
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Penticton Search and Rescue is having a busy week.

Search and Rescue manager Randy Brown says the group responded to help evacuate a  61-year-old woman from the Skaha Bluffs trail area after she suffered a lower leg injuries yesterday afternoon, June 2.

Eleven members were involved in carrying out the woman, who had slipped on the trail above Evergreen subdivision. The woman was able to call 911 who then called B.C. Ambulance.

Two teams accessed the area with search and rescue members hiking into the location where the woman was found, treated and placed on a stretcher.

The victim was carried more than a half kilometre to an ATV. The woman was then taken to B.C. Ambulance personnel for transport to Penticton Regional Hospital.

Brown says Tuesday afternoon’s call was the fifth callout for the Penticton squad since Sunday, May 31.

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