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.