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Injured hiker rescued from Skaha Bluffs

Penticton and District Search and Rescue used the helicopter long-line extraction team

The helicopter long-line extraction team rescued an injured hiker on Sunday evening.

Penticton and District Search and Rescue said they were sent out on their third call around 6:12 p.m. on Sunday to attend to an injured 43-year-old male hiker at the Skaha Bluffs provincial park.

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Kelvin Hall, PENSAR on duty manager, said friends of the injured man had a cell phone to reach out for assistance. Hall recommends anyone going into the woods to load the free Trailforks app — whether you are riding a mountain bike, hiking or four-wheeling.

“When we get an exact location of the injured subject it assists with a quick extraction to medical care and a quicker recovery,” he said.

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