A cyclist riding the Trans Canada Trail was rescued by Fernie SAR over the weekend after cutting his leg in the Wigwam area. Source: Fernie SAR

Cyclist rescued south of Fernie

The man suffered a laceration to his calf while climbing over a downed tree in the Wigwam area

A cyclist riding the Trans Canada Trail has been rescued south of Fernie over the weekend.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) was tasked to respond to a SPOT activation in the Wigwam, near Elko, where three cyclists were riding the cross-Canada trail.

According to a Facebook post by SAR, one of the cyclists suffered a laceration to his calf while climbing over a downed tree.

Two SAR members flew by helicopter to locate the trio and assess the situation.

The man was flown back to Fernie and handed over to BC Ambulance.

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