Manitoba RCMP use helicopter to rescue hiker

July 26, 2022, 11:59 am


Manitoba RCMP used a helicopter to rescue a hiker who fell ill ona remote hiking path.

On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 7:15 pm, Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report of a hiker in distress, on the Mantario Trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

It was reported that a 34-year-old woman was hiking alone and had contacted a friend earlier in the day advising that she was not feeling well, but was going to continue on to the next campsite.

Several hours later her friend received an SOS message from her satellite device.

Her location was determined, however it was not accessible by vehicle, and no one was able to contact her due to lack of cell coverage.

This morning (Tuesday) at 6 am, RCMP officers were flown by helicopter to the woman’s last known location and she was found.

She was taken to hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.