Fernie SAR assists the injured rider via longline rescue. (Photo Submitted)

Local search and rescue teams rescue injured bikers

The calls surrounded an injured dirt biker in Sparwood and an injured mountain biker in Fernie

Elk Valley Search and Rescue (SAR) teams responded to two calls involving injured bikers in the past few days.

On Tuesday morning, Fernie SAR responded to an injured mountain biker on the Snakebite trail in the Mount Fernie Provincial Park. The rider was a local woman, who sustained significant injuries to both her neck and spine.

Three Fernie SAR Class D fixed line technicians responded to the injured biker via longline.

Following the helicopter rescue, the injured woman was delivered to the BC Ambulance Service.

Earlier in the week, Sparwood SAR was also called out to assist with the rescue of an injured dirt biker.

The rider was located in the Alexander Creek area.

Two SAR teams were dispatched to the riders location via ATV, transporting the injured person back to the trailhead where the BC Ambulance Service was waiting.

According to a post made on the Sparwood SAR website, the rider and his party were well prepared for an emergency, providing accurate location details and looking after the injured biker until help arrived.

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