Okanagan Mountain Park hiker rescued

Calgary man taken across Okanagan Lake by RCMP boat to get treated for illness and resulting deyhydration

  • Jul. 25, 2016 4:00 p.m.

The RCMP boat was utilized to rescue a hiker who had fallen ill during a hike of Okanagan Mountain Park early Sunday afternoon.

At 12:57 p.m., the West Kelowna RCMP were alerted to a person in need of medical assistance near Commando Bay.

Police learned that two men had hiked approximately 15 kilometers into Okanagan Mountain Park, when one of them turned very ill overnight, became dehydrated and physically incapable of hiking back out of the park to their vehicle.

The RCMP boat, out patrolling Okanagan Lake at that time, located both hikers south of Rattlesnake Island. The pair were transported across the lake to where ambulance paramedics who were set up at Antlers Beach in Peachland.

The Calgary man was treated and released at the scene.

 

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