Two hikers were rescued from Old Glory Trail near Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Joanna Nix-Walkup/Unsplash

Trail RCMP assist Rossland SAR in rescuing two hikers

Rossland SAR extracted one of the hikers with use of specialized equipment

Trail police partnered with Rossland Search and Rescue (SAR) on Sunday to extract two hikers from a trail outside the alpine city.

The venture started shortly after 4 p.m. Sept. 12, when the Trail RCMP received a call about a pair of hikers, two Trail women in their fifties, possibly stranded on the Old Glory Trail.

A frontline officer contacted Rossland SAR who took action and located the pair by helicopter.

Rossland SAR volunteers were dropped off near the two hikers and provided assistance until a ground crew could reach the two women.

One of the hikers was not able to walk out on her own and was extracted with use of specialized SAR equipment. The other walked out on her own.

The hikers were exhausted and dehydrated from their long journey.

Trail RCMP recognize and thank Rossland SAR for their efforts in bringing this call to a safe and happy resolution.

“Rossland SAR, and other SAR agencies in the area, make it possible for all of us to venture into the outdoors with an extra measure of safety and confidence should we run into trouble,” said Trail detachment Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“Please support and acknowledge the contributions of these great volunteers in your community.”

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