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Injured hiker rescued

Ragnar Haagen

What began as a carefree hike in the woods turned into a hike for help for a Kelowna couple, after a man slipped and fell, injuring his leg and needing medical attention.

The couple was hiking near Scenic Canyon Regional Park when the man slipped on some ice and severely broke his leg. His female partner was then forced to find help.

Rescue members from the Kelowna Fire Department and BC Ambulance had difficulty at first finding the exact location where the accident happened, before setting up a staging area at the Peace Valley Mobile Home Park.

The injured hiker was brought out around 5 p.m. and officials on the scene confirmed a broken leg, but believe the man to otherwise be in good condition.

They say the trail was very treacherous with built up ice in many sections along the winding trail that also has many changes in its elevation.

 

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