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    Jasper/Banff National Parks
    Hiking
    51.4968°N, 115.9281°W
     
     
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    Jasper/Banff National Parks
    Hiking
    51.4968°N, 115.9281°W

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    Survivor
    Dave
    Rescued By
    Local Search and Rescue
    Date Of Rescue
    2014-07-31

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Forrest

    Weather

    thunder storm

    Issue

    Weather

     

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     
    Near the end of a seven day 90 mile hike in Jasper and Banff National Parks I had a misstep and broke my tibia and fibula. We only had a mile to go to reach the car so my friend Andy Kunkle took off to reach a phone to call for rescue. It was nearing evening and I could see thunderstorms to the north and south of me as I lay there in the trail, unable to move. I triggered my ACR ResQLink to call for help too. By the time Andy got to the car and drove 30 miles to find a phone the rescue services at Banff National Park were already on the way. After about 2 hours the helicopter showed up overhead and could see me through a small hole in the forest canopy. They dropped two rescuers down who packed me up and away I went on the skyhook! Then they flew me to hospital in Banff town, a delightful forty minute flight. If not for the prompt professional rescue I might have lost my right leg. It was a bad break requiring major surgery.

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    If not for the prompt professional rescue I might have lost my right leg.

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