Oct 9, 2012 / 6:00 am
Last night rescuers had to call in extra help to pull a female hiker to safety.
At 7 p.m. Monday the Kelowna Fire Department (KFD) personnel responded to a report from RCMP of a stranded hiker on Black Knight Mountain just east of Rutland.
Upon arrival, KFD crews could see the hiker’s light on the face of the mountain, an initial crew of six were on scene to locate and assess the condition of the female as weather conditions at the time were clear and cold.
An additional 4 technical rescuers were sent to the scene to assist with the extraction of the victim
The rescue team lowered one member to the female hiker to assess her condition. The hiker was then put into a climbing harness and was pulled up to a safe area with the rest of the rescuers. She was then walked down off the mountain.
The hiker did not suffer any injuries however she was very cold and tired. The hiker was checked out by BCAS on scene.
The Kelowna Fire Department urges all outdoor enthusiasts to always let someone know where you will be going and dress for the elements.
It was reported to Castanet that the woman was wearing shorts and light clothing.
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