A search and rescue crew trekked into difficult terrain near the U.S. border late Friday to recover an injured hiker, according to Chilliwack RCMP.
Staff Sgt. Dave Eidet said the victim was hiking with a friend within 500 feet of the border when he fell and dislocated his shoulder.
“The terrain there is such that you do more climbing than walking,” Staff Sgt. Eidet said. “With a dislocated shoulder he can’t climb very well, so they’re going in.”
He said it would not be possible to get a helicopter near the injured hiker, so the rescuers had to proceed by foot.
The man is believed to be a Canadian and Staff Sgt. Eidet said no criminal activity is suspected.
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