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Ropes needed to rescue motorcyclist after crash on Highway 6

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LUMBY - A motorcyclist had to be rescued east of Lumby last week after over-shooting a turn and falling down a 30-foot embankment.

Lumby Fire Department was called to the incident that took place about 65 kilometres east of Lumby on Highway 6 in the mid-afternoon July 13.

Lumby Fire Department fire chief Tony Clayton said crews used ropes to lower themselves down the steep embankment to the injured biker. Crews then used a stokes basket - a type of stretcher - to lift the biker back up to the road. Clayton said the operation took crews around 10 minutes to complete from when they arrived on the scene.

Clayton did not know the extent of the injuries but said the motorcyclist was conscious throughout the rescue. The man was transported to hospital via air ambulance.

Clayton said the public was extremely cooperative giving crews the space they needed for the rescue and allowing plenty of room for the helicopter to land on the road before transporting the injured motorcyclist to hospital.

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