News

Woman rescued from Heiko’s Trail

A local woman was rescued after injuring her knee on Heiko’s Trail on Wednesday night.

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) were called to the Three Sisters area of Heiko’s Trail around midnight.

“We are grateful for our members willing to undertake a challenging hike in the darkness,” SAR manager for the operation, Kat Robinson said, “and pilots from Ascent Helicopters who, as usual, were happy to be woken in the night and able to reorganize their work day in order to make themselves available for rescues.”

The female hiker was hiking the trail with friends and family when she injured her knee and was unable to carry on.

The group split up, with part of the team hiking out to summon help, while the others remained on the mountain with the injured woman.

Fernie SAR members made contact with the group at 2 a.m., bringing them warm clothing and survival gear. The group was flown back to Fernie shortly after 7 a.m.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sparwood all-candidates forum well-attended
 
Isabella Dicken kids in Fernie get to grips with science
 
McDonnell named Nelson’s top citizen
Haunted Halloween house helps the hungry
 
First snowfall at Whitewater
 
Dreamlift Flight touches down on fun
Penticton neighbourhood up in signs
 
Public meets trustee candidates
 
Okanagan eyeglasses headed to Cameroon

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.