Rope rescue near Hell’s Gate

SAR teams called out to assist man stranded on a hillside

The RCMP called in Hope Search and Rescue on April 2 at about 10:45 a.m. to assist a man stranded on a hillside near Hell’s Gate.

A mutual aid rope team from Kent Harrison SAR and the Chilliwack Helicopter External Transport System (HETS) team were contacted to assist with the evacuation. The man refused the HETS assistance and decided to climb back up against all recommendations from the rope team leader and SAR manager. He was then assessed by B.C. Ambulance Service and the RCMP before the rescue teams departed the scene.