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Teens rescued from cliff

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m.

Two males, 16, plucked from a cliff and winched aboard a BC Air Rescue helicopter above Okanagan Rail Trail land on Monday are reported to be students from Vernon. One student is from Vernon Secondary School, the other from W. L. Seaton.

Both were unharmed in the incident.

"They wisely called for help instead trying to get down a dangerous slope on their own," said Trevor Honigman, Vernon Search and Rescue spokesperson.

"VSAR would like to remind hikers to be prepared, dress appropriately, always tell friends/family where they are going and carry a means of communicating if the need for help arises."


ORIGINAL STORY: 4:55 p.m.

Two teenagers were rescued by helicopter from a cliff above the Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream Monday afternoon.

"The two hikers were cut off on some cliffs and couldn't get down without potentially getting hurt," said Trevor Honigman, spokesperson for Vernon Search and Rescue.

A B.C. Air Rescue chopper with VSAR's specialized helicopter team aboard winched the two males to safety.

Castanet will update when more details become available.


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