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Hiker injured at Strathcona Park

Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue responded to a scene at Strathcona Provincial Park.

Ground Search and Rescue manager Paul Berry says A 42-year-old woman fell between 20 to 30 metres off of a ridge onto the rocks at Augerpoint on Saturday.

He notes that the woman was walking with a partner, who signaled for help.

Berry says the hikers were well prepared and that they issued a spot distress beacon as well as an in-reach – which allowed SAR to communicate with them via text.

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The woman was taken to hospital in Comox before being transported to Victoria.

Crews also received a distress beacon to rescue four people from King’s Peak near Gold River.

RCMP and 442 from CFB Comox conducted that rescue. Campbell River SAR was also called out to find a missing man near Morton Lake, who was successfully located.

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