A skier was safely rescued late Sunday afternoon (Jan. 15) from Needle Peak after badly injuring their ankle. (Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue/Facebook)

A skier was safely rescued late Sunday afternoon (Jan. 15) from Needle Peak after badly injuring their ankle. (Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Injured skier safely rescued from Needle Peaks on Sunday (Jan. 15)

Hope Search and Rescue able to safely bring skier down the mountain after he injured his ankle

A skier was safely rescued late Sunday afternoon (Jan. 15) from Needle Peak after badly injuring their ankle.

In a Facebook post, Hope Search and Rescue (SAR) says they were contacted in the late afternoon to help the skier who’d injured themselves while going down the mountain. The injured party was located just off the ridgeline and needed to be removed “as soon as possible” from the winter elements.

By sunset, with the help of Valley Helicopters Ltd., SAR members were able to extract the skier from Needle Peak and bring him down to BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS).

In a previous incident involving two skiers who got lost on Zoa Peak, SAR reminded people to be prepared when spending time in the great outdoors. Things such as a fire and shelter can make the difference when it comes to surviving “cold winter temperatures.” SAR also reminded people to pack extra layers and food, and have more than one way of starting a fire if they’re heading into the wilderness.

READ MORE: Two skiers found and rescued from Zoa Peak thanks to their inReach beacon


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