Vernon and North Okanagan News
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.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Vernon / N. Okanagan News
- Family condemns RCMP BC
- Child pornography sentencePenticton / S. Okanagan
- Bobbitt hearing continuesPenticton / S. Okanagan
- Inquest into teen's Mill deathVernon / N. Okanagan
Vernon Discussion Forum
District of Coldstream
Village of Lumby
City of Armstrong
City of Enderby
District of Sicamous
Okanagan Regional Library