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Injured biker airlifted to safety in West Kelowna

An injured mountain biker had to be airlifted to safety after injuring her ankle during a ride in the Smith Creek area of West Kelowna, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Central Okanagan Search and Rescue
October 10, 2017 - 9:37 AM

WEST KELOWNA - An injured mountain biker had to be airlifted to safety after injuring her ankle during a ride in the Smith Creek area of West Kelowna yesterday.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue search manager Ephraim Nowak said in a press release volunteers were called out Monday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m.

Nowak said 11 volunteers responded along with the newly formed mountain bike rescue team and the ATV team.

Rough terrain prompted volunteers to call in the Vernon Search and Rescue helicopter which had just responded to another rescue near Kamloops, Nowak said.

The injured woman was airlifted to the Wildcat helicopter base, where she was transported by B.C. Ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital.

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