Coquitlam SAR experienced a rare occurrence in Search and Rescue….two calls right after each other.
On Saturday, October 15th at approximately 1545hrs, Coquitlam SAR was contacted to assist with the rescue of a injured adult male mountain biker on Burke Mountain. The injured biker was located on “Frank’s trail,” known to Coquitlam SAR members who ride it often on their mountain bikes.
A joint team of Coquitlam SAR, BC Ambulance paramedics and Coquitlam Fire/Rescue firefighters drove/walked into the patient’s location. Once on scene, BCAS Paramedics provided assessment and care for the riders injuries and Coquitlam SAR and Fire/Rescue set up for carrying the patient out.
Once packaged, the patient was carried out on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance for transport to hospital.
As that call came to an end, a second call came in from the RCMP regarding an adult male with a developmental condition who walked away from his home.
Since the SAR team was already active with the first call, the response to the second was very quick. Shortly after arrival on the scene and the first teams starting to search, the male was found and returned home safely.