Search and Rescue crews were needed to rescue a kayaker in Elko Tuesday.
Fernie SAR was called around 1 pm to a distress call at Leap of Faith Falls after a young Irish woman suffered a significant lower back injury.
The woman was part of a larger group jumping the falls in their kayaks. She landed flat, causing the injury.
12 technicians and a helicopter were needed to stabilise and extricate the woman.
She was taken to the Elk Valley Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
(Picture from Fernie Search and Rescue / Facebook)