A helicopter from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron evacuated four people from a remote area of Algonquin Park Friday, the Canadian Armed Forces announced in a statement.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has sought the assistance of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) in Trenton to fly these four individuals who were in distress and appeared to be suffering from hypothermia.
The crew of the CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron was dispatched at approximately 0837, arrived at the scene at 0950 and completed the air operation at approximately 1220.
Those in distress were hoisted on board the aircraft by a Search and Rescue Technician, who then assessed their state of health.
After landing the helicopter at Smoke Lake, the four rescued individuals were transported to the hospital. All are in stable condition, according to Captain Graeme Scott, Public Affairs Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force Trenton Unit.
Chris is a travel writer based out of Vancouver. When Chris isn’t busy with his day job as a project manager for an insurance firm, he’s outdoors. Chris has previously written for MEC Blog and Outdoors Magazine.