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Two injured hikers airlifted from Pollet’s Cove


Two hikers were airlifted after they were injured on a Cape Breton trail.

On May 21st at 5:45 p.m., RCMP received a report of two injured hikers on the Pollet’s Cove trail near Pleasant Bay.


RCMP officers, Pleasant Bay Volunteer Fire Department and EHS responded to the call and began formulating a plan to enter the trail to locate the hikers.


Due to the difficult terrain, remote area and lack of cell phone and radio coverage, an RCMP officer and EHS paramedic entered the trail to locate the hikers.


A command post was setup at the base of the trail head and members of the Cheticamp Ground Search and Rescue, Strait Regional Ground Search and Rescue and Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue teams began mobilizing to the area.


At 9 p.m., the officer and paramedic located the injured hikers on the trail.

They were treated at the scene and a CH-149 Cormorant belonging to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre landed in a field nearby.


The hikers, police and EHS were airlifted from the area and transported to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.


The officer and paramedic were returned to their respective areas by an EHS supervisor.


RCMP say they would like to thank the Pleasant Bay Volunteer Fire Department, EHS, Parks Canada, the JRCC, Cheticamp Ground Search and Rescue, Strait Regional Ground Search and Rescue and Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue teams, for their assistance which lead to a successful conclusion to this search and rescue operation.

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