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Injured hiker rescued from West Coast Trail by Canadian air force

09/25/2014 01:29 EDT | Updated 11/25/2014 05:59 EST
PORT RENFREW, B.C. - A hiker who suffered an injury while traversing the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island is recovering after being rescued by the Canadian air force.

She was evacuated by helicopter from a remote location north of Port Renfrew on Wednesday afternoon during poor weather.

A news release from 19 Wing Comox says a Royal Canadian Air Force crew lowered two search and rescue technicians into a ravine with trees on either side.

Helicopter pilot Capt. Amanda Lauder says the aircraft landed in a very tight spot.

Master Cpl. George Beatteay, a technician, says two police officers in the woman's hiking group provided first aid before the crew arrived.

She was given further medical help before being transferred to a Victoria hospital in stable condition.