UPDATE: Injured hiker rescued on Chilliwack forest trail

18-year-old injured after estimated 40-foot fall down steep hillside

Police and fire were on scene two kilometres up the trail from Allen Road Tuesday after after reports that a teen fell down a 40-foot embankment.

Police and fire were on scene two kilometres up the trail from Allen Road Tuesday after after reports that a teen fell down a 40-foot embankment.

Chilliwack Search and Rescue successfully rescued a teenager who fell down a steep embankment on apopular hiking trail Tuesday.

An 18-year-old male slipped and fell a reported 40 feet down a steep hillside at the Chilliwack Community Forest Trail system near Hack Brown Road, just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters and police hiked two kilometres up the trail to reach the location, from the parking area on Allan Road. Rescuers suspect the victim may have broken ribs and other broken bones.

A heicopter was brought in to aid in the rescue.

The community park is 130 acres in the forest, and has been upgraded to be a multi-use area, including a parking lot, picnic facilities, an outhouse, and a trail system used by hikers, bikers and runners.