Mission Search and Rescue members help to transport an injured hiker to a waiting ambulance.

UPDATE: Hiker escapes major injuries after tumble near Cascade Falls

Police, ambulance and search and rescue were called out on Wednesdat afternoon. The man escaped serious injury.

  • Wed Aug 12th, 2015 1:00pm
  • News

A hiker who fell approximately 100 feet has been transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Mission RCMP.

The man, who was hiking in the Cascade Falls area fell at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

A BC Ambulance helicopter was called in as a precaution. The medical transport helicopter landed in a field on Sylvester Road and had to wait as search and rescue was called in to extricate the hiker.

“We received a call to assist BC Ambulance yesterday (Wednesday) just after 4 p.m. A male had fallen approximately 100 feet after he had apparently been standing atop a waterfall taking a picture,” said Mission RCMP Sgt. Shaun Wright.

According to Mission Search and Rescue, the hiker fell off of McDonald Falls, located about 10 kilometres from Cascade Falls.

A press release states, “this is the fifth time that MSAR has had to rescue someone from this location over the last few years.  The team was fortunate to have recently practiced this exact scenario so it was a well-executed rescue.”

It took the team about 45 minutes to transport the hiker.

The man’s identity has not been released.