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Severely injured ATV rider rescued during busy weekend for Central Okanagan rescue team

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR)
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August 04, 2020 - 8:28 AM

A man was air lifted to a waiting ambulance by helicopter from the hills near Bear Lake on Sunday evening.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews were called when a man severely injured his arm and his companions were worried for his safety.

Wildcat Helicopters were called in so he could be lifted out before dark but a 20 person land team was dispatched as well, just in case, according to a Central Okanagan Search and Rescue media release. The helicopter team was able to get him out just before dark and take him to an ambulance that drove him to hospital.

That call to the search and rescue group came in about 20 minutes after they were alerted about a boat sinking with 10 people on board off Pritchard Drive in West Kelowna. Crews stood down when they were told all 10 made it safely to shore.

Search and rescue crews also spent three days searching for a cliff diver at Squally Point. The news release from the rescue organization did not say if the person was found or not.

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