A 63-year-old man who was riding alone had to be rescued from the McKee Peak mountain bike trail on Sumas Mountain Wednesday afternoon after he crashed and suffered a neck injury.
Crews from Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, Abbosford Police and B.C. Ambulance were on the scene, located off McKee Road near Ledgeview Golf Course.
Assistant Fire Chief Dave Rivett said the man, a doctor, called from his cellphone after the crash, saying he had hit his head and was suffering from a neck injury. The man wasn’t sure of his exact location.
“It took us probably three-quarters of an hour to actually find him,” Rivett said.
Crews were able to locate the victim by sounding a fire siren and having the man indicate when he could hear it. They also obtained the GPS coordinates from his cellphone.
The man was found suffering from a suspected back injury and hypothermia, and was carried down the mountain to a waiting ambulance.
He was transferred from there to an air ambulance that had landed at Ledgeview Golf Course. His condition is not known at this time.