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Woman in Medical Distress Rescued from Remote Manitoba Cabin

January 3, 2023 4:42 PM | News


The Pas Rescue

Manitoba RCMP rescued an elderly woman who needed medical attention from a remote trappers’ cabin south of The Pas on December 31, 2022. (RCMP HANDOUT)

An 81-year-old woman in medical distress was rescued by snowmobile from a remote trappers’ cabin in northern Manitoba on New Year’s Eve.

Manitoba RCMP received the call at around 5:20 p.m. and began forming a rescue team after learning the area, approximately 48 kilometres south of The Pas, was only accessible by snowmobile.

Two RCMP officers, two local paramedics and a local area guide made the trek using two RCMP snowmobiles and two transport pods (known as “snowbulances” designed for medical equipment and patient transportation on snow).

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The woman was safely located by rescuers and transported to hospital in stable condition.

“This was a unique and challenging situation due to the remoteness of the area,” said A/Sgt. Colin Stark of The Pas RCMP. “The success of this rescue was directly related to good planning, excellent teamwork, and our partnerships with local knowledge experts.”


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