Crews undergo dramatic rescue for fallen hiker near Cinnamon Ridge

By Vanessa Ybarra
March 25, 2017 - 2:25pm Updated: March 26, 2017 - 11:25am

KAMLOOPS — It was all hands on deck for a rescue operation in the Cinnamon Ridge area Saturday.

Kamloops Search and Rescue, along with various RCMP and Kamloops Fire Rescue members were called out to rescue a man and his dog who had fallen more than 40 feet into a crevasse just after 1 p.m.

A winch-operation helicopter had a to be brought in from Vernon later in the afternoon, with the man rescued from the canyon just after 5 p.m. 

According to Hobler, the canyon next to Cinnamon Ridge is known to be a high-risk area. 

"It's a very steep, deep canyon and it's very difficult to get into and get out of it," said Hobler. "We frequently get called out to the location, it's definitely hazardous. There isn't a trail into the canyon so people take their own risk once they enter it." 

Hobler says the man, whose age is not known, walked away relatively unharmed besides a few scrapes and bruises.

His dog is ok too.

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