One woman was flown to hospital with serious injuries after an ATV accident near Whiskey Creek Saturday.
Arrowsmith Search And Rescue was tasked with helping find the injured woman just before 4 p.m. in the Mount Wesley area.
Emergency dispatchers were able to narrow down the location to a rough area, and crews located her within 45 minutes with the help of good samaritan who knew the trails.
An air ambulance was unable to find a safe location to land nearby, and instead landed further and sent a paramedic to help stabilize the patient.
The woman suffered broken ribs and lacerations.
Crews called in a Cormorant helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Comox to winch the woman and paramedic. She was flown to Victoria General Hospital.
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue were joined by the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad, B.C. Ambulance Service and Dashwood Fire for the rescue.
“It’s amazing to see all these different agencies come together,” said Arrowsmith Search and Rescue president and search manager Nick Rivers.
“The training and dedication of everyone coming together makes a huge difference in these types of events, seeing the inter-agencies all communicating and functioning all in the same structure is really good.”
It was a busy weekend for the volunteer organization, with another rescue earlier that day.
They were called out at 2 a.m. for a missing hiker near Nanaimo, they were able to find her quickly and say both incidents are a good reminder to practice outdoor safety.
“The province of British Columbia has some of the nicest placed to see and explore,” Said Rivers.
“Be prepared, know what you are doing, leave a trip plan, bring your essentials, do a little research… don’t be scared to be out there, just make sure you do everything you need to do, to be safe.”
The long weekend ended with another major search and rescue operation, this time for two children in Coquitlam.