It was a busy day for Campbell River Search and Rescue, having to respond to two different calls in Cape Scott Provincial Park on Thursday.
The first call came for an injured female who was hiking along Cape Scott Trail. The female suffered a leg injury that hampered her ability to walk out. She was located nearly two kilometres north of Eric Lake.
Due to the surroundings, search manager Daryl Beck said that a hoist team was required to lift her from the area. A helicopter was able to retrieve her and bring her back to safety.
The hiker had made it approximately 8 kilometres from the trailhead before calling for a rescue at around 3:30 p.m. on July 2.
Later into the evening, a second call was received from Campbell River Search and Rescue, regarding a young man who had burned his foot on the beach at Nels Bight. Another helicopter was deployed and able to retrieve the male without issue.
Both injured parties were rescued and flown to Port Hardy, where they were taken to hospital by ambulance.
The injuries sustained are said to be non-life-threatening.