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Posted: September 3, 2019

Fernie SAR rescue injured hiker

What’s a long weekend in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia without a volunteer search and rescue (SAR) unit being called out to help someone(s) in need?

True to form, Fernie SAR was called out on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 1 to respond to an injured hiker on the Spineback Trail at Island Lake Lodge.

The hiker, a 61-year-old female from Montreal, Quebec had slipped and rolled her ankle, breaking a bone.

Fernie SAR’s CDFL Team responded with Ascent Helicopters to stabilize the injury and extract the injured person who was transferred to BC Ambulance Service in Fernie and then to hospital.

Lead image: The injured hiker is rescued by Fernie SAR. Fernie SAR photo

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