ATV rider saved by Kelowna high rescue team

ATV rider rescued by high angled rescue team on Saturday afternoon

  • Apr. 3, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Kelowna Fire Department Regional High Angle Rescue Team responded to assist Ellison Fire Dept. Saturday afternoon for a report of an ATV rider who had crashed over a 30-foot cliff.  Ellison Fire Dept. on scene, was in contact with victim on cell phone. Victim told them he was OK but stuck on a ledge

The KFD High Angle Rescue Team lowered one member to the male rider to assess his condition. The hiker was then put into a climbing harness and was pulled up to a safe area with the rest of the rescuers.

The rider did not suffer any injuries however he was very cold and tired. The hiker was checked out by BCAS on scene.

The Kelowna Fire Department urges all outdoor enthusiasts to always let someone know where you will be going and dress for the elements.

 

 

 

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