Cormorant crew rescues woman with injured leg
A Cormorant helicopter from 442 Squadron was tasked by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) to the West Coast Trail on the evening of July 24.
Parks Canada was on scene and assisted by using a red flare and orange smoke to pinpoint the exact location, in the dense forest and brush, of the patient; a 32-year-old female with a suspected lower leg fracture.
The Search and Rescue Technicians were hoisted 175 feet down to the patient and recovery was conducted by a stokes litter.
The patient was in good spirits with moderate pain, but otherwise stable condition.
She was transported to Victoria International Airport and care was transferred to BC Ambulance.
The Cormorant crew was: Maj. Tony Maa, Aircraft Commander; Capt. Pete Wright, First Officer; MCpl Ron Cyr, Flight Engineer; Sgt. Dwayne Guay and Cpl. Alexandre Demers, Search and Rescue Technicians.
— 442 Squadron