The Kelowna Fire Department had to break out the rappelling gear for a technical high angle rescue of a young man stuck on a cliff above the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.
According to platoon captain Scott Clarke, the department received the call at around 5:30 p.m. on July 24. Firefighters arrived to find a 15-year-old boy stuck about 50 feet up the steep slope. Clarke said the youth had been out on a hike and found himself stranded on unstable ground.
The fire department’s technical rescue team was deployed and was able to get the stranded boy into a rescue harness and lower him safely to the ground; he was not injured.