HETS rescue technician Hamish Reidie being lifted off from Penticton Airport enroute to Skaha Bluffs on April 30. A man with a suspected broken leg was pulled from the bluffs and taken to hospital.

HETS rescue technician Hamish Reidie being lifted off from Penticton Airport enroute to Skaha Bluffs on April 30. A man with a suspected broken leg was pulled from the bluffs and taken to hospital.

Man airlifted from Skaha Bluffs

A man was airlifted to safety on Thursday when Penticton Search and Rescue airlifted him out of the Skaha Bluffs.

A man is in the hospital after being airlifted out of the Skaha Bluffs on Thursday afternoon.

The man in his 30s from Nova Scotia was in the area with backcountry recreational guides when he suffered a suspected broken leg.

Penticton Search and Rescue manager Richard Terry said they received a request from the BC Ambulance service at noon on Thursday. Terry advised the use of the long line, or HETS, team.

Two HETS team members were dispatched to the scene where the man was airlifted back to the Penticton airport, and taken to Penticton Regional Hospital via ambulance.

 

Penticton Western News