Cape Split hikers rescued after getting stranded
The pair were not injured, but paramedics on scene treated them for exhaustion
Nova Scotia RCMP said two hikers had to be rescued from Cape Split and treated for exhaustion after they left a main trail to go exploring Saturday evening.
Police said they got a 911 call around 6:53 p.m. about a man and woman who were stranded while trying to explore Amethyst Cove.
Const. Tammy Lobb told CBC News in an email the two were unfamiliar with the area.
"They got off the main trail and into an area called Amethyst Cove. In order to get back out of this area you need to climb back up by hanging ropes that are there," she said.
Lobb said it's about 106 metres to climb up.
"Steep and rocky," she said.
The two got about halfway up but were too tired to continue.
"Luckily they had a cell phone and called 911 for help," Lobb said.
Treated for exhaustion
The 23-year-old woman from Dieppe, N.B., and the 30-year-old man from Halifax were pulled to safety by a high angle rescue team.
The team was made up of firefighters from the Canning, New Minas and Waterville fire departments.
The pair were not injured, but paramedics on scene treated them for exhaustion.
It's been a busy rescue season at Cape Split.
In May, two men became stranded while rappelling down a cliff and had to be rescued by helicopter.
Earlier this month, a 26-year-old Dartmouth woman was seriously injured when she fell off Cape Split trying to rescue her dogs.
Members of the local fire department near Cape Split have called for more warning signs on the trail that leads to the viewing area at the popular location.