Two Hikers Rescued off Mount McKay

Thunder Bay News Update

CN Rail James Street Swing Bridge with Mount McKay in the background
CN Rail James Street Swing Bridge with Mount McKay in the background

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – For Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue, it was the rescue part of the service that came into play this afternoon on Mount McKay.

At 16:33 on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received a call for a High Angle Rope Rescue on Mt. McKay. Two hikers had become stranded.

4 pumpers, a Technical Rescue Technician, the technical rescue trailer, and a Kubota all-terrain vehicle, along with the Platoon Chief Attended the scene.

After a 1.5 hour search, the two hikers, a 19-year-old male and a 24-year-old female were found and rescued from the mountain.

The rescue was hampered by the snow conditions on the mountain as well as the hikers not being able to accurately report their location.
Both were checked and found to be uninjured, not requiring medical treatment at the scene.