Emergency paramedics used an aerial rope system to get the injured woman across Kokanee Creek.

Emergency paramedics used an aerial rope system to get the injured woman across Kokanee Creek.

Woman rescued from injury on Old Growth Trail

Emergency paramedics used an aerial rope system to get the woman across Kokanee Creek.

On Sunday, Sept 6,  a 26-year old woman fell on the Old Growth Trail in Kokanee Creek Park,  sustaining head injuries and fracturing her hip.

Nelson Search and Rescue, along with the Balfour Fire Rescue and emergency paramedics used an aerial rope system to get the woman across Kokanee Creek and transport her by stretcher to a helicopter for evacuation to hospital.

The injured woman and her party were in a closed part of the trail system, but according to a search and rescue news release, “they were conducting themselves appropriately and were able to contact emergency services in a timely manner. They aided greatly in the quick evacuation.”