Members of the Saanich Fire Department helped an injured hiker down Mount Douglas Monday morning. (Facebook/Mary-lee Sampson)

Saanich crews rescue Mount Doug hiker

Crews say slippery, cold conditions on mountain

The Saanich Fire Department helped an injured hiker off of Mount Douglas Monday morning.

Assistant Deputy Chief Rob Heppell said crews were called to the north side of Mount Doug around 11 a.m. and used safety ropes, hauling ropes and a stretcher to get the man up the mountain and into a waiting ambulance.

“Our crews were up there using some tech rescue devices, safety ropes and several members of ambulances were up at the time too,” Heppell said, adding that the cold weather has made the mountain quite slippery.

Crews completed the rescue by 3 p.m. The man had an injured knee but no life-threatening injuries.

READ ALSO: Saanich’s Mount Douglas Park open after police investigate non-suspicious death Saturday

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

UPDATED: Man dies from injuries at Custom House construction site in Victoria

Government Street remains closed as investigation continues

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Netflix, Warner Bros filming 10-part series in Colwood

Filming takes place now until March 2021

Saanich explores options for adding shelters to parks

Covered areas would encourage safe outdoor socializing during rainy season

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Most Read