Rescuers find injured hiker near Bay of Fundy National Park


A New Brunswick search and rescue team says an injured hiker was rescued and airlifted to a Moncton hospital early Saturday morning.

Greater Fundy Ground Search and Rescue manager Phil Howe says the man was found around 3 a.m. near Little Salmon River, several hours after the man's hiking partner initially reported the injury.

Volunteers and members of the rescue team worked with the RCMP, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax and Ambulance New Brunswick to find the hiker.

Eventually, Howe says, officials with one of the other agencies found the man and airlifted him to a hospital for treatment of his broken leg.

Howe did not say how old the man was or where he was from.

Howe says the rescue was difficult because the teams had very little information about the man and his whereabouts.