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Injury on Myra Canyon trestles prompts e-bike rescue

COSAR was called to a bike rescue at Myra Canyon Trestles. Global News

A woman cycling along the Myra Canyon rail trail quickly needed assistance Thursday when she hit rough terrain.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue said the woman was with a friend when she hit a diagonal culvert across the trail, causing her to lose control of the bicycle and fall hard on her left side.

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“Information was that subject was not mobile, in shock, but vitals were stable,” a COSAR representative said in a press release.

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It was difficult terrain that required the search and rescue team to respond, first by bicycle and then by UTV.

“Members of the eBike team reached subject in between trestle 7 & 8 and assessed, and stabilized her.
She suffered numerous upper body injuries and suspected internal injuries.”

The UTV then arrived and immobilized her for the ride out to an awaiting ambulance.

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