SAR assists with rescue

Several members of Vernon's Search and Rescue team were called out for what Search Manager, Leigh Pearson, termed a routing rescue.

Pearson says SAR was called out by the BC Ambulance Service shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday to rescue a man with medical issues in Kalamalka Park.

The man had apparently been hiking in the area when he succumbed to his medical issues.

"The ambulance service told us where he was. It was just a simple ATV ride out to get him to the ambulance," says Pearson.

"He was up and about...a little worse for wear but generally not bad. He was in pretty good shape."

Pearson says 25 SAR team members were called out to the rescue.

The condition of the man is not known.


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