Squamish rescuers help two bikers over the weekend | Squamish Chief

Squamish rescuers help two bikers over the weekend

Squamish Search and Rescue, Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance were on scene

Rescue crews were called in to help with two cases of injured mountain bikers on Sunday.

Rescue manager BJ Chute said the first accident involved a male who was related to some on Squamish Search and Rescue.

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“It was actually a family member of two of our team members,” said Chute.

Chute said the mountain biker crashed on Lumberjack’s Trail and had to be airlifted to a Vancouver-area hospital.

Search and rescue was helping BC Ambulance and Squamish Fire Rescue in this case.

The second accident happened around dinner time.

A female rider fell on the Leave of Absence trail. It was suspected that she sufffered a femur fracture.

Again, search and rescue was called to assist Squamish Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance.

Chute said it showed how well rescue crews work together with other first responders.

There were no other callouts for rescue crews on the weekend, Chute said.

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