SAR help hikers off Fisher Peak

Cranbrook SAR called out on Saturday evening to assist hikers on Fisher Peak.

  • Sep. 26, 2016 1:00 p.m.
Cranbrook Search and Rescue were called out to assist four hikers on Fisher Peak this past weekend.

Cranbrook Search and Rescue were called out to assist four hikers on Fisher Peak this past weekend.

Cranbrook Search and Rescue assisted four young hikers off Fisher Peak on Saturday evening as one of the hikers became mildly hypothermic.

The four were not prepared for the cold, snow and ice that they encountered. Five Cranbrook SAR SAR-Techs flew in by helicopter and assisted the group off the mountain. Two of those SAR members accompanied the group as they hiked down the mountain.

A Kimberley SAR team was on standby at the Big Horn Helicopters hanger just in case the event grew into a more involved task.