CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C- Campbell River Search and Rescue were called into action again on Wednesday night.

According to a press release from SAR, the team responded to a call about an injured hiker on the Elk River Trail in Strathcona Park.

The hiker had suffered burns to his legs and feet after a cooking accident, the group he was with was able to communicate his status to SAR via satellite radio.  

The search team had to wait to send a helicopter due to the late time of the call, however they left early the next morning to rescue the hiker, landing at the trailhead.  

The rescue was a success.

In the press release, SAR recommended that all members of the public check out the AdventureSmart website before leaving on any backcountry recreation outing, as it has a wealth of trip information and planning details that may save your life.

For the AdventureSmart, follow this linke: www.adventuresmart.ca