One person was rescued by Port Hardy firefighters Sunday evening after a vehicle went down an embankment.
According to a Facebook post from Port Hardy Fire Rescue, firefighters were called to a collision at the intersection of Highway 19 and Holberg Road at around 5:50 p.m.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue said the initial report indicated one vehicle had rolled over and a patient was pinned under a vehicle down an embankment.
RCMP and B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedics helped firefighters find both the vehicle and one lone occupant down a high-angle embankment in an area of heavy roadside underbrush.
Highway 19 was shut down and traffic was rerouted as fire crews stabilized the vehicle. The Jaws of Life was used to cut the passenger side and roof of the vehicle so crews could access the patient, who was trapped between the windshield, steering column and dashboard.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue said the patient was brought up from the embankment and to the roadside. Paramedics then took the patient to hospital.
By 6:30 p.m., the scene was left to Port Hardy RCMP for investigation and cleanup.