Rescue teams from Comox’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron were able to find and rescue one person, following a Cessna 206 crash near the B.C.-Yukon border.
Search and Rescue crews, with one helicopter and airplane, were sent out Friday evening and arrived at the scene after dark to find flares illuminated.
The crash occurred 20 nautical miles northeast of Laird River, in Yukon.
Two SAR Techs parachuted from the Buffalo aircraft to the site and were able to find and stabilize a patient.
The patient was then airlifted out by the Cormorant helicopter and was transported to Fort Nelson to receive further medical care.
The crews were dispatched by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria after the aircraft’s emergency locator signal was received.
The Victoria search and rescue region includes 1.4 million square kilometres of mainly mountainous terrain in B.C. and the Yukon, extending approximately 600 nautical miles offshore into the Pacific Ocean.