A local man was flown directly to a trauma centre last week after he was seriously injured felling trees down a steep bank behind his son’s Montrose home.
Captain Grant Tyson, from Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, says the call to an over-the-bank rescue came into the Trail station shortly after 3 p.m., June 8.
Crews were on scene in the 900-block of 9th Avenue, Montrose, in under 10 minutes. A further three firefighters from Station 375 Montrose joined the rescue operation.
“A local man was felling trees near the property, 260 feet down an embankment, when the patient was hit by a tree,” Tyson explains.
The technical rope rescue team from Station 374 Trail had the patient up the bank in 84 minutes, he adds.
“The patient was flown directly to a trauma centre by the BC Ambulance Service.”