September 06, 2016 - 2:31 PM
PENTICTON - Penticton Search and Rescue answered a distress call regarding an injured ATV rider yesterday.
Search and rescue spokesperson Randy Brown says the unit received a call of an injured ATV rider around 4 p.m. yesterday, Sept. 5.
The man had been riding in a group when he went off the road near Big Meadow Lake, east of Naramata.
The man was in serious condition and could not be moved. Fifteen members responded to the call, including ground units and a three-person air evacuation team.
Search and rescue manager Ron Muir was able to continue communicating with the ATV group as teams responded to the area, and within an hour of receiving the call the helicopter evacuation team was on scene treating the man. He was stabilized and transported by air to West Kelowna where he was transported by ground to Kelowna General Hospital.
The extent and seriousness of the man’s injuries are not known at this time.
Monday’s incident marked the fourth time this year the Penticton search team has been called to a serious ATV incident. Three of the four injuries resulted in serious injuries, one in a death.
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