PENSAR evacuates injured hiker in Three Blind Mice hiking area
At 12:30 P.M. - Penticton Search and Rescue responded to a request by local BC Emergency Health Services after a report of injured hiker in the Three Blind Mice (Naramata) hiking and biking area. PENSAR immediately sent a 2 person Hasty Team and located a female hiker who had sustained some serious injuries after taking a fall down a 20 foot slope. As the Hasty Team treated the hiker, an additional 8 PENSAR first responders using UTV's attended to the area where assisted to stabilize and transport the subject down to a nearby BC ambulance.
SAR Manager Hamish Reidie says" excellent job done by all, working with our emergency partners BCEHS and RCMP. Weather conditions were excellent and the injured hiker was easily located, accessed, stabilized and transported." Penticton Search and Rescue (www.pensar.ca) is a volunteer organization serving Penticton and outlying regions since 1973. For More information contact Mike Porter 250-488-7070