District of North Vancouver firefighters came to the aid of a mountain biker who sustained significant neck and back injuries Wednesday evening (March 16) while riding on trails on Mount Seymour.
Fire crews received a call just before 5:30 p.m. that a man in his late 30s had suffered “pretty significant injuries,” including injuries to his head, neck and back, while mountain biking on the Hangman Trail, said Walt Warner, assistant fire chief.
Firefighters from fire hall 4 on Mt. Seymour Parkway responded to the call, hiking 15 minutes up from the trailhead to the injured man.
The man was stabilized and loaded on to a stretcher, and firefighters carried him out of the trail to a waiting ambulance by approximately 8 p.m., said Warner. The man was then taken to Lions Gate Hospital.
There was no immediate word on his condition.