While using a rope to heave himself up West Lion, a 1,654-m North Van peak, a Frenchman plummeted 45 m, to what probably should have been his death. Instead, emergency personnel already busy with this season’s B.C. wildfires showed up hours later to find the man suffering from a compound fracture, among other broken bones. “At this elevation, usually it’s a lot worse—either death or multisystem trauma,” said North Shore Search and Rescue coordinator Tim Jones.
French hiker survives 15-storey fall off B.C. mountain
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