Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue completed a helicopter rescue Saturday at the emergency shelter on the Golden Ears mountains.
A man was setting up camp with three others when he fell in a steep area and suffered a severe arm injury.
A member of the Ridge search team was camping close by with his wife and immediately took control of the scene, treating the injury and coordinated the landing of a Talon Helicopter in a busy location.
A mountain rescue team also prepared to deploy in the event the helicopter couldn’t land at the shelter due to the rapidly changing weather at that elevation, according to RMSAR.
The helicopter was able to fly directly to the scene and evacuate the subject and one family member to Pitt Meadows airport, from where they were handed to B.C. Ambulance.
“Another rescue team was flown in to gather information from the remaining family members and clean up the rescue site.” The task was completed just before dark at 9:30 p.m.”