Female camper burned refuelling cooking stove

NORTH KAWARTHA TOWNSHIP A female camper suffered serious but non-life-threatening burn injuries while refueling a cook stove Monday and had to be airlifted to hospital.

A JRCC helicopter was called in the lift the burn victim out because there accident site was not accessible by road.

Provincial police say that on Monday Aug. 6, at about 6 p.m., members of the Peterborough County detachment were called to assist a female who had been injured in an accident while camping on Shark Lake in Highlands Provincial Park, north of Peterborough off Hwy. 28

The female suffered burns to her body while a cooking stove was being refueled.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Center Trenton (JRCC) assisted with extracting the injured female as the area is not accessible by roadway.

She was assessed by paramedics who arrived by water and transported to hospital for treatment.

She was transferred to a trauma center for further treatment.