Rocky Mountain House RCMP, EMS, Search and Rescue, STARS air ambulance and Alstrom Helicopters worked together to rescue a fallen ice climber Friday. (Photo contributed by Rocky Mountain House RCMP)

Rocky Mountain House RCMP, EMS, Search and Rescue, STARS air ambulance and Alstrom Helicopters worked together to rescue a fallen ice climber Friday. (Photo contributed by Rocky Mountain House RCMP)

Rocky Mountain House RCMP help rescue fallen ice climber

Rocky Mountain RCMP helped assist a fallen ice climber Friday afternoon.

At about 2:30 p.m., police were alerted of the male ice climber in need of assistance.

“A SOS beacon was received, locating the fallen ice climber at the south end of Abraham Lake. Reports indicate the climber fell approximately 12 metres,” police said in a press release Saturday.

RCMP, EMS, Search and Rescue, STARS air ambulance and Alstrom Helicopters assisted in the rescue.

The 28-year-old injured man was long-line rescued from his location by Alstrom Helicopters, with the assistance of Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue.

STARS was waiting nearby and further transported the ice climber to a Calgary hospital.

The rescued man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries as a result of his fall.

“Everyone who assisted in this rescue should be commended for their professional, swift and incredible work,” RCMP said.



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