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.
Coquitlam SAR members responded on mother's day to rescue a 59 y/o woman (and her daughter) with an ankle injury on Eagle Ridge.
We long lined the subject out to Eagle Mountain park. pic.twitter.com/jzt2ngZ1KB
— Coquitlam SAR (@CoquitlamSAR) May 11, 2020
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.