Two children were long-lined to safety on Monday morning after spending the night alone on Burke Mountain. They had been hiking with their father on Sunday when the three fell from a cliff. The father hiked back out for help. (Yvette Brend/CBC)
Two children have been rescued after spending the night alone in a forested area of Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C.
RCMP say the six-year-old girl, seven-year-old boy and their father were hurt when they fell down a “steep, treacherous cliff” into a creek on their way down a hiking trail in the Munro Lake area late Sunday.
A police statement said the father was able to make the difficult climb back up the hill, while injured, to get help. Search and rescue teams found the children just before 8:30 a.m. PT on Monday. They were rescued by long line an hour later.