Cadets rescue injured hiker

Two cadets from the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre discovered an injured hiker during an excursion in the Comox area.

  • Jul. 27, 2016 8:00 a.m.

The Commanding Officer of the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre

Two cadets from the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course at the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre are being thanked for their swift actions.

On July 17, the two discovered an injured hiker who had fallen during an excursion in the Comox area. The elderly hiker, Eleanor Wolverton, was incapacitated from her injuries when cadets George Brar and Vyom Sanghavi happened upon her.

Noting that Wolverton was in physical distress, the cadets immediately sprinted to find help.

(CCFTC) Staff Lt. Tianna Carlow and Civilian Instructor Lyra Hindrichs arrived on the scene and applied emergency first aid. Wolverton was stabilized for transport then taken by her fellow hikers from the St. Peter’s Walkers club to a medical facility.

“A great thing they did,” said Gary Wiffen, a St. Peter’s Walkers member. “The two boys jumped right in right away and asked if we needed medical help. They took off running to get assistance and said they would be right back with help.

“They ran back to us within seven to eight minutes with Lieutenant Tania Carlow and Civilian Instructor Lyra Hindrichs, and the young ladies applied emergency first aid.”

The Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets are national programs for youth ages 12 to 18, which aim to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness, and stimulate the interest of youth in sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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