ATVer Survives Fall
Chetwynd, B.C. – Another example of the need to be careful when enjoying outdoor activities this holiday season.
This after an adult male fell down a steep embankment after losing his balance on an ATV in Chetwynd yesterday.
North District Corporal Dave Tyreman says it happened just after 4 pm near the Wabi Tower.
He says first responders, including medical services, fire rescue and search and rescue, were all activated in the search.
Tyreman says while officers were on route to the scene they were advised that the man had been located by a family member.
With the help of manpower and a snowmobile, he says the individual was then airlifted to hospital.
He calls the injuries a “concern” but notes they don’t appear to be life threatening.
This is the third time in less than two weeks that first responders have been called out to help locate missing people.
The first happened at Yanks Peak when a man on his ski-doo went missing while out for an afternoon on the slopes.
The most recent was yesterday when a young couple in their 20s went missing while travelling the backroads from Prince George to Vanderhoof Saturday night.
In both cases, the individuals involved did not sustain any serious injuries.