Hiker rescued from Golden Ears park after call for help

With the assistance of a helicopter, the hiker was found uninjured and safely rescued.

  • May. 10, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Hiker rescued from Golden Ears park after call for help

A 20-year-old woman was rescued from Golden Ears Provincial Park on Monday by helicopter after making a call for help on her cellphone.

Ridge Meadows RCMP received a call from the lost hiker in Golden Ears park at about 5:30 p.m.

The Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue Team was called in and able to contact the hiker on her cell phone.

With the assistance of a helicopter, the hiker was found uninjured and safely rescued.

“Ridge Meadows RCMP want to acknowledge the dedication and professionalism of our local search and rescue team,” said Cpl. Brenda Winpenny. “Fortunately, the hiker had her cell phone and was able to call for help, which ultimately resulted in her being found.”

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