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Rescue at Paul's Tomb

Madison Erhardt

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m.

A fun outing with a group of friends along Paul's Tomb in Kelowna turned to disaster Wednesday afternoon. 

''We were just down by the waterfront and my friend was leaning against a rock and completely passed out hitting her head on the rock. She hit her nose on the rock and lots of blood came out,'' said hiker Daniel Mirlach. 

Another friend in the group of three called 911 right away. 

''I was mostly worried about head trauma and internal bleeding, It took awhile for help to come, but it's a difficult place to find,' said hiker Michelle Poirier.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were all called to the scene.

''We arrived on scene and discovered that she was down by the water. We used our ATV to extract her from the trail and she was treated at the scene and transported to hospital,'' said Platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens 


UPDATE: 4:35 p.m.

Paramedics are tending to a woman who fell from a short cliff to a trail below at Paul's Tomb in Kelowna.

The woman apparently struck her head and was knocked unconscious.

She is expected to be removed shortly via the Paul's Tomb trailhead at Knox Mountain Park.

Police, firefighters and paramedics are all on scene.


UPDATE: 4:15 p.m.

Rescue crews from the Kelowna Fire Department have reached a woman in the area of Paul's Tomb in Knox Mountain Park.

Castanet reporter Madison Erhardt is at the scene and says the woman was apparently walking on a trail above when she fell.

No word on the woman's condition.

Castanet will have more details once they become available.


ORIGINAL: 4 p.m.

Rescue crews are headed to the Paul's Tomb area of Knox Mountain Park.

Teams are converging on the area by water and land for what was originally called in as a high-angle cliff rescue.

However, it appears the subject is now at the base of the cliff and may have head injuries.

Castanet's Madison Erhardt is headed to the scene and will provide updates.



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