Wabowden RCMP rescue hiker in medical distress

July 5, 2021
Wabowden, Manitoba

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Pisew Falls-Kwasitchewan Falls Hiking Trail

On July 3, 2021, at approximately 6:40 pm, Wabowden RCMP received a report of a hiker in heat-related medical distress on the Pisew Falls-Kwasitchewan Falls Hiking Trail in Pisew Falls Provincial Park. The 50-year-old female hiker from Winnipeg was with another hiker approximately six kilometres from the Pisew Falls trail exit. The temperature was 37 degrees Celsius at the time police received the report.

Wabowden RCMP advised the hikers to get to the nearby river bank to cool down and remain there until police arrived. Officers responded by boat and located the two hikers, who were taken to waiting EMS personnel. There were no serious injuries.

"We are so glad that people are out and enjoying the beautiful outdoor trails in the area," said Corporal Lisa Wowchuk, Wabowden RCMP Detachment Commander. "With high temperatures, we want to remind anyone heading out on these long and somewhat difficult hikes to make sure they have enough water and are dressed appropriately. Give yourself lots of time so you can take breaks and find some shade."

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Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
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