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CFB Trenton rescues injured Sault Ste. Marie hiker stranded in ravine

An injured hiker is recovering in hospital after spending the night in a ravine in northern Ontario before he could be rescued.

Hiker in hospital after spending night in ravine near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Canadian Forces Base Trenton says a man lost his footing and fell an unknown distance while hiking Thursday near Montreal River, about 65 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (Google)

An injured hiker is recovering in hospital after spending the night in a ravine in northern Ontario before he could be rescued.

Canadian Forces Base Trenton says the man lost his footing and fell an unknown distance while hiking Thursday near Montreal River, about 65 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The base says search and rescue technicians tried to extricate him during the evening, but could not do so because of the dark.

A base official says the rescuers stayed with the man and provided medical care until more technicians, a plane and a helicopter arrived at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.

There was no immediate word on the man's condition.

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