Nigel Bertrand Photo                                Kent Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers transport an injured hiker to a waiting helicopter near Bear Creek on Saturday.

Nigel Bertrand Photo Kent Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers transport an injured hiker to a waiting helicopter near Bear Creek on Saturday.

Injured hiker helped to safety by KHSAR volunteers

  • Aug. 16, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers were called out to assist B.C. Ambulance with an injured male Saturday evening, after the man suffered a serious injury after falling on rocks in Bear Creek, 15 km up the Harrison East Forest Service Road.

KHSAR members evacuated the man out of the creek by stretcher and carried him to a medi-vac helicopter waiting on the lakeshore at the Bear Creek Campsite.

Even though water levels are dropping in many creeks and streams, KHSAR says, they still pose a hazard due to slippery and unstable conditions.