Columbia Valley Pioneer Staff

Columbia Valley Search and Rescue (CVSAR) seems to have all the training it needs with its frequent call-outs this time of year.

Last Friday evening a crew was requested to assist BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) with an injured hiker on Four Points Mountain, just east of Windermere. 

The team hiked in the dark to provide first aid and to stabilize the patient until a helicopter long-line extraction could be conducted at first daylight. 

Golden Search and Rescue and Alpine Helicopters assisted in the incident. 

Prior to this rescue, CVSAR responded to seven call-outs, including a swiftwater scenario, a rope rescue, a medical incident, and delivering evacuation notices for wildfires.

(Photo courtesy of CVSAR)