Ropes used in park rescue

Vernon Fire Rescue Services needed ropes and a basket stretcher to take an injured man out of Polson Park Saturday

Vernon Fire Rescue Services needed ropes and a basket stretcher to take an injured man out of Polson Park Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the south end of the report shortly before 11:30 a.m. following a report of a man tumbling down the hillside.

“It appears the individual went off a trail and fell head-first,” said deputy fire chief Jack Blair.

“He went down about 40 feet and landed in a gully.”

Because of the location, firefighters had to revert to rope rescue and the use of the stretcher to get the injured man out of the gully and the park.

He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with a head injury. There is no word on his condition.

The man was described as middle-aged and had no identification on him.

Blair believes passers-by saw the man fall and called for help.