Military Helicopter over Kamloops Rescues Injured Paraglider Pilot from Cliff Face

UPDATED: A Cormorant Helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Comox and 422 Squadron helped Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) extract an injured paraglider pilot, from Mount Peter.



KSAR says their teams were called out by RCMP late Sunday afternoon to what turned out to be "a very technical rescue".


The injured pilot managed to signal for help from high above Sun Rivers, on Mount Peter.


KSAR teams hiked to the scene through snow and cold temperatures with rescue equipment.


Because of the steep terrain and injuries to the pilot the decision to request assistance from Canadian Forces Base Comox and 422 Squadron was made. 422 responded in a Cormorant SAR helicopter.


The 442 SAR team is equipped with special gear such as night vision allowing for helicopter rescues not possible with unassisted eyesight.

It's believed the injured person was winched into the Cormorant helicopter by what's known as a "long line rescue".


RCMP and BC Ambulance Service were also involved in the rescue. No word on injuries sustained by the pilot. It's believed the person spent up to 7 hours on the mountain.


Kamloops Search and Rescue posted pictures on Facebook



The injured person was transported by air to Kamloops Airport and taken to hospital by ambulance.


@troylana posted a picture on Twitter of what is believed to be the operation in progress late Sunday afternoon.



https://www.facebook.com/KamloopsSAR

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