Missing camper, injured ATV driver rescued in Fundy National Park
It was a day of rescues at New Brunswick’s Fundy National Park, where not one, but two people had to be rescued.
The RCMP received reports around 1:30 a.m. Friday that a female camper had gone missing in the park.
Members of the Alma Volunteer Fire Department and park staff located the woman around 4 a.m. Parks Canada said the woman had become disoriented along a trail in the park. She wasn’t injured.
However, a volunteer firefighter involved in the rescue operation also had to be rescued after their ATV flipped over in the park Friday morning.
A spokesperson from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed the organization received a call from Parks Canada, asking for assistance in rescuing the injured ATV driver.
A military helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia arrived at the park around 11:30 a.m.
The helicopter located and rescued the individual, who was then airlifted to the airport in Moncton. They were then transported to hospital by ambulance.
Parks Canada said the injured firefighter was in stable condition.
"While this was an unfortunate incident, it is a rare occurrence," said Parks Canada in a statement. "As with all safety incidents, Parks Canada will review and take any lessons learned into account for future operations."
With files from The Canadian Press