A mountain biker had to be rescued and transported to hospital after an incident on a trail near the Hartland Landfill in Saanich.
Saanich Fire said shortly after 4 p.m. that crews were en route to the Hartland bike park for a rescue of a cyclist who had head and upper body injuries.
Crews enroute to Hartland bike park for a rescue of cyclist suffering head and upper body injuries.
If you are on the trails in the area be aware of out rescue equipment in the area!
Location on Trailforks Map
— Saanich Fire Department (@SaanichFire) April 5, 2021
BC Emergency Health Service (BCEHS) says they were called at 4:05 p.m. and an ambulance waited for search and rescue to bring the cyclist off the trail.
BCEHS says the individual was taken to hospital shortly after 6 p.m.
Saanich Fire said a group of firefighters and paramedics had safely loaded the mountain biker into a “trail rescue unit”, and were heading for the ambulance for further assessment.
The incident happened on the Sofa King trail, rated a Black Diamond, or very difficult trail.
The severity of the cyclist’s injuries is unknown.