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CVSAR kept busy this week

The Columbia Valley Search and Rescue had a busy 48-hour period this week conducting three rescues.

The first was a nighttime search for a missing mountain biker at Panorama.

SAR officials said the biker had sustained serious injuries in a crash.

Crews provided first aid and transferred the biker to BC Ambulance Service for further care.

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The second rescue was a medical evacuation from the Kootenay River.

The subject was located and transported with the help of Glacier Helicopters Invermere.

Lastly, crews conducted a rescue for a subject that had gone over Lower Bugaboo falls.

They were found and extracted.

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