Hiker rescued from Pretty River Provincial Park
A birthday hike turned into a rescue operation when a member of the party was injured at Pretty River Provincial Park near Nottawa on Tuesday.
Clearview Fire Chief Colin Shewell said one of seven women out for a hike, not the birthday girl, fell and injured her upper arm. Some hikers stayed with the injured woman while the others walked out to the road to call 911 and get help.
“She was in just enough distress that she couldn’t make her way out,” said Shewell.
They were a couple kilometres into the park, in steep terrain, so firefighters strapped the woman to a backboard and transported her out on a trailer behind the ATV.
Shewell said the whole rescue operation lasted a couple of hours and the injured woman was transported to hospital by Grey County paramedics.