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Emergency crews come to aid of injured ATV passenger near Vernon

Incident happened Saturday night in hills east of Vernon; injured person in/out of consciousness
Vernon Search and Rescue members teamed up with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. and B.C. Emergency Health Services personnel to safely rescued a passenger injured in an ATV rollover near Vernon Saturday, June 3. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue teamed up with Coldstream Helicopters and B.C. Emergency Health Services personnel to rescue and injured ATV passenger, hurt in a roll-over near power lines on the hills east of Vernon.

The incident happened early Saturday evening, June 3.

“Initial reports indicated that the subject had been unconscious for a significant amount of time, and continued to move in-and-out of consciousness,” said VSAR on its Facebook page.

“Once on-site, our crews determined a helicopter was needed due to the extent of the injuries, as well as the very rough road that was our only route to paved roads.”

Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. was called in to transport the injured person to the Vernon Regional Airport, where they were then transferred to a waiting ambulance.

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Roger Knox

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I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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