News

Death-defying quartet rescued by 442 Squadron helicopter

A 442 Squadron crew in a Cormorant helicopter based at CFB Comox extracted four people Friday from a spot near Toba Inlet on the B.C. coast not far from Campbell River.
The quartet barely survived when they leaped from a pickup truck just before the vehicle plunged over a cliff.
When the driver lost control on a snow-covered logging road, the pickup began sliding down an embankment. Its four occupants jumped to safety, although two of them were injured.
Poor weather prevented an air ambulance from reaching them, so a Cormorant was dispatched.
It flew the foursome to St. Joseph's General Hospital in Comox. Their condition is not known.
We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Election 2014: Chilliwack crime rate is trending downward
 
Native art stolen in break-in
 
Aboriginal biz tapping into big potential
Mayoral candidates discuss vulnerable citizens
 
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Christian law school recognition
 
Return to Sender campaign underway for unwanted election material
Slideshow: Pioneer Avenue transforms into Wayward Pines
 
Charges laid in fatal Surrey stabbing
 
Transit investment key to Metro Vancouver future, conference hears (with VIDEO)