HIKER RESCUED FROM REMOTE AREA OF ALGONQUIN PARK WITH FRACTURED LEG
8/7/2018 8:26:19 AM
There was a pretty intensive rescue mission in Algonquin Park over the weekend. According to the Ottawa Sun, a 32-year-old man was hiking on Highland Trail, which is just west of the Lake of Two Rivers, when he fell, fracturing his leg. This trail was not accessible, and the man and his hiking partner couldn't call for help, but a passerby was able to go for help. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry flew to a lake to meet with paramedics who had portaged the man and paddled him to the float plane, which then took him to an ORNGE helicopter, which flew the man to Pembroke Regional Hospital for surgery. Renfrew County Paramedic Chief, Mike Nolan, says it was excellent teamwork between the ministry and paramedic teams. The rescue mission took two to three hours to complete.
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