Mountain View Helicopters make second Horseshoe Canyon rescue this month | DrumhellerMail
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Mountain View Helicopters make second Horseshoe Canyon rescue this month

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    A hiker in Horseshoe Canyon received a little lift Wednesday morning after he injured his leg. The lift came from a chopper.

Around 10:30 a.m., a hiker had a mishap while walking at the site. According to one of the pilots at Mountain View Helicopters, which operates tours of the Horseshoe Canyon, they were alerted by hikers that a man was injured. The helicopter took flight, and identified a safe place to land near the injured person.
    They were able to transport him to their base at the top of the canyon to an awaiting ambulance.
    This rescue was the second this month by the helicopter company, which has been operating at Horseshoe Canyon since 2001.
    On July 3, the crew helped rescue a golden retriever. The five-year-old dog, Molly, was suffering from fatigue and dehydration while hiking with her family. They were not able to carry the dog to safety, and approached the helicopter tour operators.
    Mountain View mobilized its Robinson 44, four seater, and raced an impending storm to pick up Molly and bring her back to safety.
    Dustin Johnston of Mountain View Helicopters said while they are on the site to run tours, they won’t hesitate to help out if there is a safe place for them to land. He said on Wednesday when they rescued the hiker, a member of the hiker’s party offered to pay for the fuel during the rescue, which they appreciated.

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