June 14, 2014 4:47 pm

Kimberley man critically injured in Honduras flown back to Canada


WATCH ABOVE: Our report on Richard Bay and the campaign to bring him home.

VANCOUVER – A Kimberley man who was seriously injured in Honduras is now back home in Canada to continue his treatment and recover.

Richard Bay was riding a motorcycle in a remote area of Honduras on May 27 when he was hit by a bus.

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Bay was airlifted to hospital in a private air ambulance. He had a shattered leg, a chunk of his calf was missing, as well as a broken hand and injured shoulder.

His overall recovery will likely take more than a year, so his family set up a fundraising page to raise money for his medical expenses and for an air ambulance to bring him home.

Bay had travel insurance, but it ran out and he needed thousands of dollars to continue his care.

Trinity Air Ambulance International saw the story about Bay and stepped in to help. For a reduced rate they flew Richard from Honduras to Houston and then to Calgary where his sister was waiting.

Bay is now back home where he will be able to continue his medical treatment.

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