Crews rescued a biker from the Hartland Mountain Bike Park who had suffered a severe shoulder injury Monday afternoon.
Emergency responders were called to the area around 4:30 p.m. and the Saanich fire department was asking people on the trails near the bike park area to be aware as crews were working to rescue the injured person. Fire and ambulance crews responded to the scene.
Just before 6 p.m., the rescue was ongoing and crews had loaded the cyclist onto an all-terrain vehicle and were transporting him to an ambulance. The cyclist was being taken to hospital just before 7 p.m. and there weren’t any further updates about his injury at the time.
Rob Jones, a Saanich fire department platoon captain, said the cyclist was about a kilometre from the parking lot, in an area of the trails with “extreme” terrain and jumps.
“He probably went over and fell on his shoulder,” he said.
The injured Mountain biker has been safely loaded into the Trail Rescue unit with our Firefighters and @BC_EHS paramedics as they return to the ambulance 🚑 for further assessment.
— Saanich Fire Department (@SaanichFire) April 6, 2021
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