Coquitlam SAR was asked to assist Ridge Meadows SAR with a medical rescue in Golden Ears Park late Saturday.
Ridge Meadows SAR paged the team at approximately 16:30 to assist with a medical rescue near Evans Peak in Golden Ears Park. A group of four hikers had been ascending the peak when one of them fell off a small cliff, and rolled down a snow slope.
Three members of Coquitlam SAR’s long line rescue team responded via helicopter (Talon Helicopters) from Town Centre Firehall Helipad, while ten others responded via vehicle.
Two helicopter rescue techs were inserted, including Tom Zajac, a Critical Care Paramedic. A medical assessment was carried out, and the injured subject was slung out, transferred to the BCAS Air Ambulance and flown to Royal Columbian Hospital.
The other hikers were slung out in two additional loads.
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