Hiker rescued in Nitinat

An injured hiker was evacuated from Nitinat Lake on Monday afternoon.

An injured hiker was evacuated from Nitinat Lake on Monday afternoon.

Parks Canada staff called the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre requesting assistance with an injured hiker.

A Cormorant crew dropped off a Search and Rescue Technician  at the site.

He located the injured man who had been stabilized by park staff from the Huu-Ay-Aht First Nations.

“We realized that the only way to get him out of the forest was by hoisting him out,” said Master Corporal Christian Morrissette.

The Cormorant flew the hiker to Tofino where he was transferred into the care of the B.C. Ambulance Service.