Ecuador: Tourist hiker from Canada injured in fall on Imbabura Volcano, rescued

Posted on January 28, 2018 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

VICTIM HIKING WITH GROUP OF OTHER CANADIAN TOURISTS

hoyenimbabura.com (machine translated) / At 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the Fire Department of Ibarra received an alert from a tourist who fell while ascending Imbabura volcano.

Immediately, attention was coordinated with the firefighters, who made contact with Canadian tourists, raised six firefighters and a paramedic to stabilize the patient and move him to a health home.

In the afternoon, contact was made with Canadian tourists and a 59-year-old woman was treated, with a presumptive diagnosis of mild trauma to the lower back. The patient was conscious and once stabilized, she was totally immobilized and transferred to the Specialty Clinic, where she was isolated.

Six people, all Canadian tourists, ascended to the Imbabura volcano; however, the woman apparently lost her balance and fell to the ground, rolling about 10 meters down the mountain. Part of the group provided first aid, while another of the companions requested the support of the Fire Department. Read Article 

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