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Injured 16-year-old rescued near bike trail on Mount Fromme

Last Updated Jul 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm PDT

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Summary

Crews responded to a call to Mount Fromme at around 2:30 p.m.

The teen suffered a fractured ankle

The rescue was successful

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A 16-year-old boy with a badly fractured ankle has been rescued on a steep mountain biking trail in North Vancouver.

Crews responded to a call to Mount Fromme at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

Six firefighters hiked down the trail and back up again with the teen in a basket stretcher, paramedics were on scene to attend to the teen’s injuries.

The teen was injured while riding on Lower Oilcan Trail, which is part of a network of trails that attract experienced bikers, according to Assistant Fire Chief David Dales.

“They are not for beginners,” he says. “They’re all super technical trails, they’re not easy to do.”