Winter Rescue Near Rossland
On Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 5:20 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, BC EHS, and Rossland Search and Rescue responded to a report of a 41-year-old Rossland woman who had injured her knee near the Igloo Cabin, in the Rossland Range Recreation Site near Rossland.
RCMP said the woman and her husband had been backcountry skiing when the injury occurred and the couple was properly prepared for the outdoors and an emergency.
RCMP said the woman required assistance in getting out of the dark and remote area due to her injury. SAR members rode snowmobiles and extracted the woman on a sled and to safety around 10 p.m.
The woman was taken to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for a further medical examination and is in good condition.
This couple was prepared for this emergency when disaster struck. This makes all of the difference when waiting for rescue. Thank you to all of the responders to came out and make this a successful and happy ending, said Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.