Injured hiker rescued from Sapper Hill: Yukon

Dawson City, Yukon – An injured hiker required a coordinated response from multiple emergency personnel over the weekend.

On August 22, 2020 at approximately 5:51 p.m., Dawson City RCMP were requested to assist in the rescue of an injured hiker from Sapper Hill at kilometre 194 of the Dempster Highway. The area where the woman was stranded was remote and steep, requiring a complicated and joint operation between RCMP, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Yukon Search and Rescue (YSAR) and a private helicopter.

Fireweed Helicopter
Fireweed Helicopter

An officer from Dawson City RCMP coordinated the rescue of the woman. At 7:47 p.m., a helicopter transported officers, a physician and YSAR to an area of Sapper Hill, and the group took about one hour to hike up to the injured woman. They assisted her back down to kilometre 194 of the Dempster Highway and arrangements were made for the group to be transported back to Dawson City by police vehicles, as ambulance attendance was hampered by the location.

The woman was transported to hospital for treatment of her injuries.

RCMP wish to thank EMS, YSAR and Fireweed Helicopter for their assistance and swift response.

Yukon RCMP



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