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Hiker rescued near Penticton

Penticton Search and Rescue rescued an injured hiker from Ellis Creek Canyon on Sunday, in its second callout in 24 hours.

Around 10 a.m. BC Ambulance requested the PENSAR team to help evacuate a patient. 

BC Ambulance reported that a woman in her mid-thirties had fractured her leg in a hiking accident on the Ellis Canyon Trail about 3 kilometres east of the Lost Moose Campground.

PENSAR manager Dale Jorgensen said that "15 ground and rope team members along with two rescue trucks were dispatched to the area."

The team were directed to the injured party who was about 75 metres from the road, down a steep bank.

PENSAR first responders conducted first aid to stabilize and prepare the woman for evacuation. Meanwhile, rope team members prepared for a rope rescue that would take 15 minutes to bring the hiker back up to Beaverdell Road. 

Once on the road, she was transferred to the care of BC Ambulance who took her to Penticton Regional Hospital where she is recovering. 

It is believed the hiker is from Washington State.



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