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Rescue crews heading into mountains above Glenrosa

Rescue above Glenrosa

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue confirm they were called out for a technical rescue of an injured hunter in Upper Glenrosa Thursday morning.

Assistant chief Chad Gartrell says the man was about five kilometres out on the powerline road, making access challenging due to the early snowfall,.

"Of concern was reaching the patient prior to the onset of hypothermia," said Gartrell.

He says the man was dressed for the elements and had access to 911, making locating the man using the quickest route easier.

The man was eventually handed over to BC Ambulance personnel who treated the man then transported him to KGH.

"WKFR would also like to remind residents heading out into the backcountry to be prepared, dress appropriately, leave a plan of where you plan to go and when you plan to return, and to carry a cell phone to call 9-1-1 should the need arise."

UPDATE 1 p.m.

Rescue crews have now retrieved the injured man and loaded him into a waiting ambulance on Glenrosa Road. Castanet News will request additional details from West Kelowna Fire Rescue. 

ORIGINAL 11 a.m.

Rescue crews are mobilizing in the Upper Glenrosa area of West Kelowna.

The initial call came in at 10 a.m. for a 63-year-old male with a leg injury about five kilometres up a trail. Crews are gathering and deploying a UTV rescue vehicle near Glenrosa and Carre Roads. The man, possibly a hunter, is believed to be in the hills roughly around the Telemark Nordic Club. 

Castanet will update as more information becomes available.

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