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Injured Hiker Rescued at Chute Lake

Yesterday afternoon COSAR was called out for a search, and then a rescue, near Chute Lake Lodge.

Two guests had become lost on the east side of the lake and one subsequently injured herself.
Because of the difficult terrain and the nature of the injury, COSAR sent in a ground team of 12 members as well as a medical team in a helicopter.

After a short search, the subject was located by RCMP and transferred down to the lake.
Because of the large amount of deadfall it was decided to use a boat from Chute Lake Lodge to transport her to the western shore. She was then loaded into the helicopter and eventually transported to BC ambulance service.

Search manager Duane Tresnich would like to thank John Graham Helicopters, Chute Lake Lodge and the RCMP for their help.
Tresnich would also like to remind outdoor enthusiasts to visit adventuresmart.ca and practice the 3 Ts, especially the ten essentials.
The task was the 25th of the year for COSAR