Osoyoos firefighters respond after vehicle rolls down embankment on Highway 3

Emergency crews, including members of the Osoyoos Fire Department, were called to a vehicle rollover on Highway 3 in the South Okanagan on Monday.

A vehicle left the highway and rolled about 18 metres down the embankment, a fire official said.


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Chief Ryan McCaskill led the descent to check on the vehicle’s occupants. He was lowered by longlines to the crash scene.

“All parties, remarkably, walked away OK,” reads a post on the fire department’s Facebook page.

There is no word on what caused the crash.

A member of the Osoyoos Fire Department is lowered by rope to a car rollover accident scene in the South Okanagan Monday, July 9, 2018.

A member of the Osoyoos Fire Department is lowered by rope to a car rollover accident scene in the South Okanagan Monday, July 9, 2018.

Courtesy: Facebook - Osoyoos Fire Department/ Global Okanagan
A vehicle rolled down a steep embankment off Highway 3 in the South Okanagan Monday.

A vehicle rolled down a steep embankment off Highway 3 in the South Okanagan Monday.

Courtesy: Facebook - Osoyoos Fire Department/ Global Okanagan
A member of the Osoyoos Fire Department is lowered by rope to a car rollover accident scene in the South Okanagan Monday, July 9, 2018.

A member of the Osoyoos Fire Department is lowered by rope to a car rollover accident scene in the South Okanagan Monday, July 9, 2018.

Courtesy: Facebook - Osoyoos Fire Department/ Global Okanagan

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