Mount Seymour ski area near Vancouver: Hiker seriously injured

A 61-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling nearly 20 meters down the popular ski area close to Vancouver, Canada, Mount Seymour Saturday.

Mount Seymour ski area near Vancouver: Hiker seriously injured

A 61-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling nearly 20 meters down the popular ski area close to Vancouver, Canada, Mount Seymour Saturday.

Two rescue team members had to hover to exit the aircraft because it couldn’t land, according to North Shore Rescue spokesman Jim Loree.

When they reached the injured hiker, they knew the only way to get him out of the freezing cold area was to use a long-line extraction via helicopter.

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With light fading and the clock ticking, crews had to use a spine board to transport the hiker out of the area before it was too late.

The hiker was placed on a stretcher and rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Rescue said he was hiking when he slipped and fell nearly 20 metres. Rescue officials say he may not have been properly dressed for the cold weather

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