UPDATED: Missing person located near Crooked Falls | Squamish Chief

UPDATED: Missing person located near Crooked Falls

Woman long-lined out of Squamish hiking area and transported to hospital

A woman who went missing at Crooked Falls on Friday, Sept. 4, has been found, according to Squamish Search and Rescue (SAR).

Earlier that morning, Squamish RCMP said on Twitter that they, along with Squamish SAR and BC Ambulance, were on scene down Squamish Valley Road.

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The woman has since been located. She was stabilized and rescued via helicopter long line and then flown to a Vancouver-area hospital with serious injuries, according to Squamish SAR rescue manager B.J. Chute.

In an email to The Chief, RCMP Sgt. Sascha Banks said that the missing person report was at the waterfalls area of the hike.

BC Emergency Health Services said it received a call at 11:21 a.m. for a “fall incident.”

“We currently have a critical care team with the air ambulance helicopter and a secondary ground paramedic team at the Squamish airport awaiting a patient,” said Shannon Miller, a spokesperson for the service.

Meanwhile, at the same time rescuers were responding to the call, Squamish SAR also attended an incident at Electric Avenue where a climber had broken his ankle.

-With files from Steven Chua

 


 

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