Sunday, April 15, 2012

Firefighters aid injured hiker on Mt. Finlayson

Firefighters aid injured hiker on Mt. Finlayson: "Langford firefighters broke out ropes, a basket stretcher and an all-terrain vehicle Friday to rescue a man who had fallen while hiking on Mount Finlayson.

Langford Assistant Chief Scott Davidson said 13 firefighters responded to the call from Goldstream Park, which came in at 11: 30 a.m.

A 73-year-old man had fallen about five metres down the south face of Mount Finlayson, suffering a cut to his head.

Due to rain and sleet, the basket stretcher carrying the man was lowered by rope rather than carried."

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