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Woman injured in ATV accident

Pilot Eric Stoof, right, talks with members of the Penticton and District Search and Rescue at the Eclipse Helicopter hanger at Penticton Airport. Stoof and the PENsar team rescued and airlifted an injured woman to hospital in Kelowna Friday following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle.  - Mark Brett/Western News
Pilot Eric Stoof, right, talks with members of the Penticton and District Search and Rescue at the Eclipse Helicopter hanger at Penticton Airport. Stoof and the PENsar team rescued and airlifted an injured woman to hospital in Kelowna Friday following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News

Western News Staff

A woman was airlifted by helicopter to Kelowna Friday afternoon after suffering serious injuries in an ATV accident near Greyback Lake northeast of Penticton.

Penticton and District Search and Rescue was called to assist by the B.C. Ambulance Service about 5:30 p.m. after being contacted by one of the group of 10 riders.

Although not believed to be life threatening, the 41-year-old woman's injuries were serious enough and due to the time of day, it was decided to enlist the services of Eclipse Helicopters of Penticton.

After being picked up the victim was flown to a field in Kelowna where she was  transported by ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital.

The victim's identity and condition were not available.

 

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