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Comox Valley Search and Rescue evacuated injured hiker near Comox Glacier

The rescue team was summoned after receiving a distress signal from the hiker’s watch
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The Comox Valley Search and Rescue was deployed shortly after receiving a distress signal from a hiker’s watch last Sunday (May 19). Photo via CVSAR’s Facebook page

The rescue team was called after receiving a distress signal from the hiker’s watch. Comox Valley Search and Rescue (CVSAR) deployed shortly after receiving the distress signal last Sunday (May 19).

Teams were flown in by RCMP Air Services to locate the man from Victoria. The lone hiker was found stuck on a ledge above Century Sam Lake in Strathcona National Park.

After assessing and stabilizing his injuries, the the man was loaded onto a stretcher. 49 North Helicopters assisted ground teams by transporting the man to BCEHS at Courtenay Air Park.

The Comox Valley Record attempted to contact CVSAR but did not receive a response before the deadline.

To know more about CVSAR’s work, visit cvgsar.com

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Olivier Laurin

About the Author: Olivier Laurin

I’m a bilingual multimedia journalist from Montréal who began my journalistic journey on Vancouver Island with The Comox Valley Record in 2023.
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