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Stranded hiker rescued on Mount Boucherie

Fire department high angle rescue team member helps a stranded hiker on Mount Boucherie Mountain this afternoon.  - Sean Connor
Fire department high angle rescue team member helps a stranded hiker on Mount Boucherie Mountain this afternoon.
— image credit: Sean Connor

Both the Kelowna and West Kelowna fire departments were called out to assist a stranded hiker on the south face of Mount Boucherie early Sunday afternoon.

The hiker was apparently walking down a steep face of the mountain when the winter conditions left him unable to walk up or down the mountain.

The man called 9-1-1 to seek assistance. The Kelowna fire department high angle rescue team were able to rescue the hiker, with a helicopter also on stand-bye in case it was needed.

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