Mountain biker injured on trail

A mountain biker was injured Sunday while riding on the Three Blind Mice trail network.

Penticton Search and Rescue Manager Dale Jorgensen said they were asked to assist in getting the man out by BC Ambulance at  around 11:30 a.m.

Initially, they planned to bring him out by a helicopter with a long line, but were able to bring him out on foot.

Assistance was provided by the Penticton Fire Department and BC Ambulance.

Jorgensen said he did not know the full extent of the man's injuries, he was taken to an area hospital.

Two mountain bikers died while riding in the same area, above Naramata Road, last year.

It is recommended for more advanced riders, said Jorgensen. He further advised that cyclists not ride on the trails by themselves.

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