An injured hiker had to spend a cold night on Anarchist Mountain before being rescued the next day Tuesday, March 15.
Medical responders began to search for the individual on Monday evening, with the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD) first to arrive. The hiker had slipped on some rocks near the lookout at Anarchist Mountain, near Highway 3.
They began searching without the exact location of the hiker.
Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue (SAR), as well as the RCMP and BC Emergency Health Services, were called in to assist with the situation.
The hiker wasn’t found until the early morning hours Tuesday. Search and Rescue members remained with the individual until a helicopter could arrive Tuesday morning. The injured person was only able to be assisted via rope rescue courtesy of the Oliver-Osoyoos and Penticton SAR teams.
The hiker was described as “cold and injured.”
“Everyone worked together amazingly over difficult terrain in wet conditions,” said Anarchist Mountain Fire Chief Urs Grob.
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chair Mark Pendergraft was thanked by the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department for providing information about the area that helped search and rescue locate the injured hiker.