Woman rescued from Enderby Cliffs

A helicopter was used to remove the woman, who was in her 30s, from the scene.

Vernon Search and Rescue crews were called into action after a woman became stranded on the Enderby Cliffs.

The woman, who is in her 30s, went hiking alone Tuesday afternoon.

“She had never been there before, it’s a difficult climb and it was hot out. She got exhausted,” said Leigh Pearson, with Vernon Search and Rescue.

Instead of sticking to the trail to go back to the bottom, the woman attempted to take a shortcut across country.

“She got into a drainage system and that’s when she got into real trouble,” said Pearson.

The woman used a cellular phone to call for help and it took search volunteers two hours to walk into the area.

A helicopter was used to remove the woman from the scene.

“She was a little dehydrated. B.C. Ambulance checked her out and let her go home,” said Pearson.

Pearson has some advice for hikers, including taking water and food that helps replenish electrolytes.

“Don’t go alone, especially when you are not familiar with an area,” he said.