UPDATE: Missing dirt biker found injured
Rescuers are currently searching for a missing dirt biker in the Duffy Lake area west of Kamloops.
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October 18, 2014 - 9:39 PM
KAMLOOPS - Search and rescue members were called out Saturday night to look for a missing dirt biker in the Duffy Lake and by early Sunday morning the rider had been found.
According to Search Manager Alan Hobler, Kamloops Search and Rescue was called out Saturday when the rider did not return to Duffy Lake after going out for a solo ride. By 5:45 a.m. Hobler was reporting they had found the missing rider in the popular dirt biking area of Greenstone Mountain, just west of Kamloops.
The 36-year-old is experienced and knows the area well but was injured while out riding. The search was difficult because of the thick forest and multiple biking trails and once located crews had to bring the rider out to a waiting ambulance.
A total of 12 search and rescue members worked overnight to search the area and fresh crews were set to take over at first light. Hobler says crews from 100 Mile House, Logan Lake and Merritt were also set to assist Sunday along with air crews.
The 53 campgrounds in the area are maintained by the Greater Kamloops Motorcycle Association.
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— This story was updated at 11:12 p.m., Oct. 18, 2014 with more details about the search.
— This story was updated at 8:26 a.m., Oct. 19, 2014 with the subject located.
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