Man crashes through wire strung across trail while dirt biking north of Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - Police are investigating after a dirt biker hit a wire strung across a trail in the bush north of Kamloops a week ago.

RCMP say the man hit a steel wire on his motorcycle, breaking it, while riding trails near the Eco Depot in the Heffley-Louis Creek area northeast of Heffley Creek on Saturday, April 22.

A dirt biker hit steel wire pictured in this Facebook photo Saturday, April 22, 2017.
A dirt biker hit steel wire pictured in this Facebook photo Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Tyler Steiman

The wire was unmarked and there were no signs in the area near Heffley-Louis Creek Road and Sullivan Valley Road with any warnings, according to an RCMP media release.

"Kamloops Rural RCMP officers are continuing to investigate this incident which they consider very dangerous considering the number of people motor biking and quading in the area," Staff Sgt. Doug Aird says in the release. "Incidents such as this could cause serious injury to an off road operator."

This is the second incident of what appears to be a trap being set up on a dirt bike trail in the Interior recently after a man removed a rope from a trail near Kelowna.

Police are looking for anyone with information about the wire in the Heffley Louis Creek area. Tips can be called in to the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers.

— This story was updated at 3:26 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 with a photo.

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