Man Rescued After Evading Police

A 50 year-old Kelowna man rescued from the bottom of a steep ravine had outstanding warrants. 

Kelowna RCMP attempted to arrest the man on February 7, 2019 at 1:30am in the 4000 Block of Gordon Drive area. The suspect fled from the scene in a vehicle and with further investigation the police were led to a rural area near the trestles in Myra Canyon.  In coordination with the Police Dog Service, the Kelowna RCMP tracked the man into a steep snowy ravine where he was located suffering from minor injuries. 

During the high angle rescue police called members of the Kelowna Search and Rescue and the Fire Department to assist in safely extracting the man from the ravine. 

“While this operation was going on, police located a safe area in the ravine to bring the man. They then lit a fire and wrapped him in blankets to prevent hypothermia,” says Cpl. Meghan Foster.

Around 8:30 a.m. first responders were able to rescue the male suspect and transport him to hospital for treatment.  Police have not released the identity of the man or any further information about the charges. He is to appear in court for his outstanding warrants once he is released from hospital.