Hikers rescued from Peterson Creek rock face

By Chad Klassen
April 29, 2016 - 3:30pm Updated: April 29, 2016 - 5:11pm

KAMLOOPS —  A couple of hikers were brought to safety by Kamloops Fire Rescue personnel this afternoon.

The two called 9-1-1 from Peterson Creek Park, where they were stuck in a spot where they couldn't go any further, and couldn't retreat to where they were earlier.

VIDEO: Rescue crews lower two hikers to safety

Platoon Captain Jeff Bell says it was a relatively routine rescue.

"We were just using basic rope techniques, lowering them down. If we were raising them up, we would have to use mechanical advantages and pulleys; it requires more man-power. A rescue like this, we basically lower them down, because they are not injured," said Bell.

Bell says it appears the two were unfamiliar with the terrain, and got onto a trail that ended without warning.

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