Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

Columbia Valley Search and Rescue assisted two injured people recently – a hunter and a hiker.

The first call was for a hunter who suffered injuries east of Canal Flats, followed by a hiker who was hurt on the Diana Lake trail in the Rockies. 

A team responded by road and by air with the help of Whitetooth Helicopters. The rescuers stabilized and transported the hiker by wheeled-stretcher and then by helicopter to an awaiting ambulance for further care.

Columbia Valley Search and Rescue encourages people to be prepared for limited daylight and winter conditions when they are adventuring. 

“You should be prepared to spend the night just in case your adventures go sideways and rescuers cannot access you until the morning,” the group says.