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Injured snowmobiler rescued after serious accident

Cranbrook and Kimberley Search and Rescue helped save an injured snowmobiler after they had a serious accident near Perry Creek Forest Service Road.

According to Cranbrook SAR, the team was called out at about 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. They met up with Eclipse Helicopters at the airport, who flew in an Avalanche Technician, a Rescue Technician, and a BCEHS Advanced Care Paramedic.

A ground crew with Cranbrook SAR met at a staging area with team members from Kimberley’s Search and Rescue service, riding snowmobiles and a tracked side-by-side.

SAR officials said the air team called in help from STARS Air Ambulance before locating the area.

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Once on the scene, crews decided it would be best for the STARS team to fly the victim to a hospital in Calgary.

The teams worked together to get the person on board the helicopter and further stabilize them.

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