A multi-agency response led to the rescue of two snowshoers in Ingonish Ferry.
On February 19, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Victoria County District RCMP, local fire departments, Cape Smokey Ski Patrol and EHS, were dispatched to a report of two snowshoers needing help on the Cape Smokey Trail. One of the snowshoers was injured.
RCMP officers and firefighters learned the two snowshoers were approximately 3kms down the trail. Cape Smokey Ski Patrol used snowshoes to access the trail and EHS provided assistance from the gondola at the top of the hill.
Once ski patrol located the snowshoers and radioed their location, RCMP officers, and a community member, used their snowmobiles to navigate to the snowshoers’ position. The snowshoers and ski patrol members were then loaded onto the RCMP officers’ snowmobiles and driven to the top of the hill, where firefighters and EHS were waiting. Paramedics transported both snowshoers to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The RCMP would like to thank the fire departments, Cape Smokey Ski Patrol, EHS and community members for being part of the successful rescue.