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Helicopter needed in Mother's Day rescue in Coquitlam

Last Updated May 12, 2020 at 3:49 am PDT

It took about three-and-a-half hours for long-line rescue teams to come in and lift her to safety. (Courtesy Coquitlam SAR)
Summary

A 59-year-old woman was on a hike with her daughter on Eagle Mountain

The mother rolled her ankle on a loose rock as they were coming down a trail

It took about three-and-a-half hours for long-line rescue teams to come in and lift her to safety

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) — A Mother’s Day hike in the sunshine turned into a helicopter lift off a mountain for a woman in Coquitlam.

The 59-year-old woman was on a hike with her daughter on Eagle Mountain, said Darren Timmer, with Coquitlam Search and Rescue.

The mother rolled her ankle, which she had broken about six years ago, on a loose rock as they were coming down a trail, he added.

It took about three-and-a-half hours for long-line rescue teams to come in and lift her to safety, Timmer said.

That was the only call to Coquitlam SAR on Mother’s Day.