A man was transported to hospital Saturday following a dirt-bike riding incident on Mount Ida.
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue manager John Schut said a crew of 12 rescuers responded to a call at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, after a 42-year-old man from North Vancouver went off a trail on his dirt bike and sustained injuries to his face and shoulder.
Schut said the rescuers used all-terrain vehicles, including a side-by-side with a stretcher, to ascend the mountain and retrieve the injured man. A BC Ambulance crew was waiting at the access near the Mount Ida Cemetery to transport the man to hospital.
The rescue operation wrapped up around 4 p.m., and Schut said there were no particular challenges involved.
“It was fairly straight forward,” he said.
Schut said the rider was participating in a local club event that included people from as far as the Lower Mainland and Calgary.