COSAR was called out to the Kettle Valley Railroad trestles on Monday with reports of a female subject in medical distress.
A family of three was hiking along Myra Canyon when the subject had an immune reaction to some food she had eaten.
The circumstance left her weak, vomiting, nauseated and otherwise unable to continue.
BC Ambulance requested the assistance of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue to access the individual. Our team responded with a truck and the UTV. The first SAR responders were able to utilize their personal vehicle to transport a BC Ambulance paramedic to the scene. The individual was treated on scene, and returned by the same vehicle to the ambulance awaiting at the Myra Canyon parking lot, then taken to hospital for further treatment.
While returning the individual to the ambulance , we were flagged down by another family along the KVR, and brought their grandmother back to the parking lot as well, as her ankle injury from earlier in the day was now making it difficult for her to continue the hike with her family.
A thank-you to Myra Canyon Bike Rentals for having the trail host stay with the individual in distress and her family, and to all the folks on the busy trail who readily got out of the way to make vehicle travel along the railroad bed possible.