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Injured skier located safely by PG Search and Rescue

Prince George Search and Rescue were able to get a backcountry skier back to safety after suffering a dislocated shoulder.

First Aid and Avalanche crew members responded to the call on Saturday at Red Cabin in the McGregor Range.

Spokesperson, Dave Merritt told MyPGNow.com while they encountered some challenges, the operation didn’t take too long.

“We had a good group there and we were able to move him a few hundred metres up to the helipad. It was not a comfortable move but he was handed over to BC Ambulance fairly quickly.”

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Merritt added the timing of the call was perfect

“Everything lined up quite nicely where we were able to fly to the site. Helicopters don’t fly at night and they don’t fly in bad weather so everything lined up for us quite nicely to help the injured skier.”

He was then transferred to an ambulance at the Prince George Airport.

 

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