Injured cyclist rescued after spill on Kettle Valley Railway trail

Injured cyclist rescued

An injured mountain biker was rescued from the Kettle Valley Railway trail near Kelowna Monday afternoon.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was tasked to the area near Trestle No. 6 about 4 p.m.

The visitor from Quebec had lost her balance and sustained upper and lower body injuries, COSAR says.

COSAR's e-bike team was dispatched, and medics performed first aid while waiting for a UTV team to arrive.

The patient was then transported to a waiting ambulance and taken to Kelowna General Hospital.

Search manager Duane Tresnich thanked Myra Canyon Bike Rental's first aid attendant "for doing a fantastic job of stabilizing the subject.

"He did a great job, as did the subject's partner, who handled communications to the rescue team."

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