Sixty-foot fall from Canmore mountain sends man to hospital in serious condition - 660 NEWS
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Sixty-foot fall from Canmore mountain sends man to hospital in serious condition

Last Updated Jun 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm MST

(Kaitlin Lee, 660 NEWS)

A man was trapped for close to three hours in the Canmore area, after he fell 60-feet from a mountain.

Stars Air Ambulance was called just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday, for reports of a 25-year-old patient that was later flown to hospital in serious condition.

“Stars landed at the Quarry Lake Park area and they were on stand by at that location until Alpine Helicopters was able to perform a sling rescue and bring the patient to the Stars rendezvous area,” said spokesperson Cam Heke.

“They have certain skill set and equipment that Stars does not have. So, they would be the experts in performing sling rescue. That’s why Stars would be staged at a nearby area. And then once they received the patient, Stars can provide the medical expertise that the patient needs.”

By about 3:30 p.m., the man was airlifted to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary for treatment.