ESQUIMALT, B.C. - Military crew members aboard a Cormorant helicopter used their night-vision goggles to locate a jogger lost near the top of a Vancouver Island mountain.
Maj. Mary Lee of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron says the crew responded to a call of a missing jogger Saturday night on Mt. Horne, which is west of Qualicum Beach, B.C.
She says ground search-and-rescue volunteers contacted the jogger by cellphone, and when the helicopter arrived just after midnight crew members found her on a logging road.
Lee says search-and-rescue technicians descended about 45 metres by hoist and rescued the jogger, who was cold but did not require medical attention.
The jogger was flown to a local airport where she was met by police and reunited with her family.
Cormorant pilot Capt. Pete Wright says the co-ordination between the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre, RCMP and local search-and-rescue volunteers was behind the first successful mission of 2015.