Young ATV rider taken to hospital by PENSAR

The condition of the 15-year-old Penticton female is unknown after she suffered a serious injury near Apex Mountain.

A PENSAR helicopter rescue unit evacuates a critically injured 15-year-old female from Apex Mountain Area after an incident involving an ATV.

A PENSAR helicopter rescue unit evacuates a critically injured 15-year-old female from Apex Mountain Area after an incident involving an ATV.

A 15-year-old Penticton female was taken to the Kelowna General Hospital after suffering an injury after riding an ATV in the Apex Mountain Area July 23.

BC Emergency Health Services contacted Penticton Search and Rescue (PENSAR) in the late afternoon of July 23 after receiving a report of the severely injured 15-year-old female.

After receiving the call at 4:46 p.m. PENSAR manager Richard Terry mobilized the air evacuation team along with a ground support unit to the Apex Mountain area.

Emergency Health Services also responded with an air ambulance to the scene.

The 15-year-old female from Penticton was with a group of ATV riders when the incident occurred.

A member of the group then rode out to cell phone range and made the call to 911 and then assisted first responders in directing them to finding  the injured party.

Once a location had been established the PENSAR air team flew to the site and evacuated the female subject to a nearby landing area where she was transferred to the EHS Air Ambulance Critical Care Team. The subject was then flown to Kelowna General Hospital.

No other details are known at this time as to the condition of the injured party.

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