A quick check with Vernon Search and Rescue this morning says they were called out Sunday afternoon to assist with the rescue of an individual at Fintry Falls provincial park.
Trevor Honigman, Vernon S & R Public Information Officer, told Beach Radio News the subject hopped over a large guard rail and went to the edge of the cliff . He wanted to take a better view picture with his cellphone at the top of the falls, when he dropped his phone. While reaching for it, he fell approximately 150 feet down the face of the falls and miraculously landed in the middle pool with very little injury. His friends and family called 911.
North Westside Fire Department, Kelowna Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service, and Vernon Search and Rescue all responded and worked together to extricate him from his precarious position.
He was rescued and will be able to spend the rest of the long weekend with his family and friends…no harm done, except for a bit of embarrassment. His phone was not so lucky as it is gone…and he never got the selfie he so desperately wanted.
VSAR would like to remind everyone to always play safe, and be very careful this long weekend and beyond.