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Man Injured on Bruce Trail - January 31, 2013

Web posted on January 31, 2013

(BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On January 30, 2013 around mid afternoon the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for a possible All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision on the Bruce Trail.

As the OPP made their way to the location they were advised that the call was not an ATV collision; they were required to assist Ambulance and Firefighters in locating an injured 51-year-old man from the Maple area who was hiking with his wife, in the vicinity of Purple Valley north of Wiarton, when he stepped into a crevasse and injured his leg.

The female walked out to call for assistance. Ambulance and fire fighters requested OPP assistance to locate and extricate the man. Members of the Bruce Peninsula OPP responded with ATV's and were able to locate and remove the injured man using the fire fighter's rough terrain stretcher. He was transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.

The Bruce Peninsula OPP would remind everyone that hiking the Bruce Trail can be challenging, the already rugged conditions further aggravated by snow, ice, and cold temperatures this time of year. Police ask that you let someone know where you are going and always carry a fully charged cell phone in case of an emergency.