A helicopter approaches a hiking group and search and rescue workers on Mount Elizabeth on August 25. A member of a hiking group hurt her leg going back down the mountain.

Hiker airlifted off Mount Elizabeth with injured leg

Kitimat Search and Rescue successfully airlifted a woman off Mount Elizabeth who injured her leg hiking back down the mountain.

Kitimat Search and Rescue (KSAR) successfully airlifted a woman off Mount Elizabeth who injured her leg hiking back down the mountain.

A large group of hikers were participating in the climb of the mountain in memory of Chris Markoff and Christina Huckvale, two hikers who died on the mountain in 2002. That incident sparked a major search operation, considered one of B.C.’s largest.

Three KSAR members were hiking in the area and responded to the call, and two others were flown in by helicopter.

The injury happened at a viewpoint just below the alpine, according to a release from KSAR.

They considered it a challenging rescue due to the terrain they had to land a helicopter on.

Once airlifted, the hiker was brought to the Kitimat Airpark where paramedics were waiting.

KSAR is thankful to the support of the Kitimat Fire Department and Quantum Helicopters for their assistance.

See the upcoming Sept. 5 issue of the Northern Sentinel for more on the 10 year anniversary of the historic search operation on the mountain.

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