Injured off-road motorcyclist rescued in hills east of Penticton

Penticton Search and Rescue volunteers were called to find and evacuate an injured off-road motorcyclist in the hills above the city this morning, Saturday, June 11, 2016.
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PENTICTON – Search and rescue volunteers were called in to find and evacuate an injured off-road motorcyclist near Penticton this morning.

A man in his 40s lost control of his motorcycle in the hills east of the city at about 10 a.m., June 11 — and although he couldn’t move due to his injuries — he managed to 911 from his cell phone, according to a media release from Penticton Search and Rescue.

The volunteers found the victim, provided some basic medical treatment and loaded him into a stretcher. He was carried out to a waiting B.C. Ambulance and taken to hospital.

No word on the extent of his injuries.


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