Vernon Search and Rescue help injured ATV riders

Organization reminds public to be safe when enjoying the outdoors

Vernon Search and Rescue reminds those who like to enjoy the outdoors to think safety.

VSAR personnel were called to assist a B.C. Ambulance team with an injured all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rider in Coldstream Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

VSAR teams arrived on-scene to find that two individuals sustained injuries when their ATV rolled over while trying to traverse a steep side hill in a tight ravine.

One patient was brought down the hillside on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance, then transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for further treatment.

On its Facebook page, VSAR reminds the public that when enjoying the outdoors, ride motorized vehicles safely and to always wear proper protective gear.

Additionally, with the current fire hazard experienced throughout the province, be aware that hot exhaust or sparks can quickly start unexpected grass or brush fires.