Nova Scotia

Stranded hikers rescued at Cape Split

Two male hikers were able to call for help Saturday evening after becoming stranded while rappelling down a cliff at Cape Split.

2 men had been rapelling from a cliff Saturday evening and could not get down

RCMP say the two hikers were able to call for help on their own. (Elizabeth McMillan/CBC)

Two male hikers who became stranded while rappelling down a cliff at Cape Split are safe after a helicopter was used to rescue them Saturday night.

RCMP say the men were able to call for help on their own. King's District RCMP, Valley Ground Search and Rescue, EHS, Canning Fire Service and a military Cormorant helicopter responded to the scene.

A high angle rescue team climber descended from the cliff and brought both climbers — 27 and 29 year old men from Truro — down the cliff and to the beach.

RCMP say the helicopter landed on the beach and brought the hikers to safety. The two men were not hurt or in distress but were checked out by EHS and released.

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