Cranbrook Search and Rescue were called to the Koocanusa mudbogs following an ATV accident that injured a Nelson man.

Nelson man injured in East Kootenay ATV crash

A 19-year-old Nelson man was injured in an ATV accident this month at the Lake Koocanusa mudbogs.

A 19-year-old Nelson man was injured in an ATV accident this month at the Lake Koocanusa mudbogs.

He was tended to by medical services after he lost control of his ATV. He attempted to jump off but was crushed when it rolled on top of him.

“It was originally our belief he had sustained serious injuries but once police and ambulance arrived on scene, we found that he sustained no life-threatening injuries, just minor injuries to his head and chest,” said Cranbrook Staff Sgt. Dave Dubnyk.

Due to the roughness of the mudbogs, a helicopter had to be used to evacuate the man. He was taken to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for treatment.

Cranbrook Search and Rescue said he was not wearing a helmet.

— Fernie Free Press


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