A child is in critical condition this afternoon after falling from a cliff in Lighthouse Park.
The BC Ambulance Service says crews were called to the scene just after 1:00 p.m., but needed support from the water to retrieve the child.
A crew from the Kits Coast Guard base transported the child back to Vanier Park where BCAS had an infant transport team on hand and the child was rushed to hospital.
Hiker in distress on Colliseum Mountain safely retrieved
Meanwhile, North Shore Rescue have successfully airlifted a hiker in medical distress from Colliseum Mountain.
Team Leader Mike Danks says the 58-year-old man suffered from diabetes and called for help when he started having severe leg cramps.
“I think these guys did the right thing, they seemed like they were pretty prepared for the hike, but again, when these things happen it’s best to not keep pushing it until you collapse, because that’s when it becomes a real medical emergency.”
He says bad weather initially forced them to drop a crew lower on the mountain.
“Just as they were kind of lifting off again the clouds cleared, so they went and picked those guys back up, and made it to the subjects and did a quick medical assessment and determined yeah, they needed to be evacuated by air.”
Danks says the man and his daughter were brought down safely and were referred to Lions Gate Hospital for further care.