An injured hiker had to spend a cold night on Anarchist Mountain before being rescued the next day Tuesday, March 15.
Medical responders began to search for the individual before the evening on Monday, with the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD) being the first to arrive. The hike had slipped on some rocks near the lookout at Anarchist Mountain, near Highway 3.
They began searching without the exact location of the hiker.
Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue (SAR), as well as the RCMP and BC Emergency Health Services, were called in to assist with the situation as the evening turned dark.
The hiker wasn’t found until the early morning hours Tuesday. Search and Rescue members remained with the individual until a helicopter could arrive to provide extraction Tuesday morning. The injured person was only able to be assisted via rope rescue courtesy of the Oliver-Osoyoos and Penticton SAR teams.
The hiker was described as “cold and injured.”
Crews remained with the individual until a helicopter could provide extraction.
“Everyone worked together amazingly over difficult terrain in wet conditions,” said Anarchist Mountain Fire Chief Urs Grob.
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chair Mark Pendergraft was thanked by the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department for providing information about the area that helped search and rescue locate the injured hiker.