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Thunder Bay firefighters rescue woman on Mt. McKay

Firefighters in Thunder Bay spent most of Tuesday afternoon rescuing a woman from a trail on Mount McKay.

Firefighters in Thunder Bay spent most of Tuesday afternoon rescuing a woman from a trail on Mount McKay.

Firefighters received a call around noon, from a woman who said her friend was injured.

John Doughty, a captain with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue said it took a little while to locate the injured hiker and about ten firefighters took part in the rescue effort.

"They had a report of a person who had fallen on a section of the mountain, and we responded with our high angle rescue team to check it out, and to do our rescue."

He said the woman did not seem to have serious injuries, but was unable to get off of the mountain without help.

He said the fire department seems to get one call per year to rescue an injured or lost hiker on Mount McKay.

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