Dirt biker rescued off Blue Mountain in Maple Ridge

  • Apr. 21, 2011 2:00 p.m.
The biker was riding three-quarters of a kilometres from a road

The biker was riding three-quarters of a kilometres from a road

A dirt biker who drove into a tree was rescued off Blue Mountain in Maple Ridge Wednesday night.

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue was brought in to assist police and the fire department after they received a call about the accident around 8 p.m.

Search and rescue manager Rick Laing said the biker was riding three-quarters of a kilometres from a road, on trails between 256th Street and Kanaka Business Park.

It was 10 p.m. by the time 14 volunteers from the Ridge Meadows team and 12 from Coquitlam and Mission search and rescue reached the injured man.

Laing said the area was unsuitable for an all-terrain vehicle.

Crews had to carry the man out on a stretcher as a spring snow began to fall and reached a waiting ambulance around 1 a.m.

The man was wearing a helmet.

“I don’t know the extent of his injuries, but I am certain that if he wasn’t wearing a helmet they would have been much more severe,” Laing added.

Volunteer:

Ridge Meadows Search and Tescue is currently recruiting volunteers. An information session takes place on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue building located at 23598 105th Avenue in Maple Ridge (near Planet Ice).