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Fernie Search and Rescue performed back-to-back rescues last week

Fernie Search and Rescue was called out for back-to-back rescues on July 22nd.

SAR officials said the first incident involved a hiker who became lost high above Island Lake Lodge and ended up on a cliff face.

According to SAR, a technical rope rescue was needed to get the hiker safely off the cliffside.

The second incident involved a woman with a serious leg injury on the Moccasin Trail on Mt Fernie.

Fernie SAR said she was eventually longlined and delivered to BC Emergency Health Services.

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