North Van firefighters rescue injured mountain biker

District of North Vancouver firefighters rescued an injured mountain biker from the Dreamweaver trail above the Baden Powell trail Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called out after a woman from the Lower Mainland, approximately 50 years old, crashed her mountain bike and injured her arm, possibly fracturing it.

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“It’s one of the more technically challenging trails,” said David Dales, assistant chief with District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

Firefighters took about 15 minutes to hike up the trail, where the woman was put on a stretcher and carried out on the Baden Powell Trail, said Dales.

The woman was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to Lions Gate Hospital.

Dales said there are a lot of people out on the local trails these days, including mountain bikers. “We’re doing a rescue about every second day,” he said.

“We’re seeing an influx of people,” he said, but added for the most part hikers and mountain bikers are remembered to properly prepare, wear good footwear and tell someone where they are going.


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