Injured climber flown to hospital after falling from Stawamus Chief

A climber who fell from the Stawamus Chief on Wednesday has been flown to hospital for treatment.

Ambulance, helicopter and search and rescue crews responded to call at popular climbing spot

The Stawamus Chief rises above the Squamish marina. (Kyle Pearce/Flickr)

A climber who fell from the Stawamus Chief on Wednesday has been flown to hospital for treatment.

Volunteers from Squamish Search and Rescue were sent out to assist with the rescue, along with an ambulance and helicopter, after the call came in at 4:13 p.m, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services.

An EHS spokeswoman said she had no information about the injured man's condition.

"The Chief," as it's known, is a 700-metre granite cliff popular with rock climbers, hikers and base jumpers alike.