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.



Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.

More Penticton News

Recent Trending


Send us your News Tips!

Okanagan Oldies

Penticton SPCA Featured Pet

Spicoli Penticton SPCA >


Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada