A Talon helicopter took Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue volunteers Panorama Ridge to rescue the woman.

A Talon helicopter took Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue volunteers Panorama Ridge to rescue the woman.

Hiker rescued off Golden Ears mountain

Woman fell, dislocated elbow while descending summit.

A Maple Ridge woman injured while hiking Golden Ears mountain Sunday was rescued by helicopter.

The woman had climbed to the summit with a group of friends and was coming back down when she took a tumble on a snowfield just after 5 p.m.

A helicopter chartered from Talon Helicopters flew Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue volunteers to help the injured hiker off the peak.

The chopper landed at the Panorama Ridge shelter.

“While coming down, many hikers leave the trail and will boot ski down the snow field,” said search and rescue manager Rick Laing.

“She got a little bit out of control while coming down and whacked her elbow.”

The woman dislocated her elbow during the tumble and Laing said the hikers did the right thing by calling for a rescue.

“It would have been a painful hike for her. There are areas of the trail where you need both hands,” he added.

“We walked her into the helicopter and flew her back down.”