Fernie Search and Rescue received a call for an injured mountain biker on the Swine Flu trail in Fernie on June 15, 2020. Photo Submitted

Search and Rescue responds to injured mountain biker

A female rider sustained injuries after hitting a tree on the Swine Flu trail in Fernie

On the evening of June 15, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) assisted the British Columbia Ambulance Service with aiding an injured mountain biker on the Swine Flu trail in Fernie.

According to SAR, the rider hit a tree and suffered injuries to her pelvis, back and head. Four SAR techs were able to access the injured woman using a combination of ATVs and hiking in. Eight more techs joined and were able to transport the subject down the trail and to the BC Ambulance Service.

In a post on their Facebook page, SAR noted that “we are grateful to the two bikers who came across her and called 911 and kept her company until help arrived.”

The SAR team also reminded everyone that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, response times are longer than usual so now is a good time to take extra caution when exploring and enjoying the outdoors.


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