Mountain biking mishap near Red, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
August 19th, 2020

First Responders from Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue stations in Rossland and Trail received a call for help at 11:20 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and were able to reach an injured man in the Red Mountain area by 11:41. 

Crews worked together to extract a man with a possible broken hip – resulting from a mountain biking crash  — from a location reported as near the Prospector Trail, not too far up from the base area. (Correction:  later information is that the rescue was from the new “Pilgrim” trail.)

Rescuers used a “clamshell” to transfer the middle-aged man to a basket stretcher, and  moved him down the trail on a two-wheeled technical rescue litter.  An ambulance then transported him to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for emergency care.  

The man had a friend with him, as the KBRFR advise all back-country and mountain-biking enthusiasts to do.   

Categories: General

Other News Stories