A man who took a tumble down a B.C. mountain while he was trying to pee is now facing some “major” lower body injuries.
The 28-year-old man fell 60 feet off of Kelowna’s Dilworth Mountain on Tuesday around 4 p.m.
According to the Daily Hive, he was riding his BMX bike prior to the accident and told rescue crews he had stopped to take a pee break.
The man called 911 shortly after he fell.
David Crawford, search manager with Central Okanagan Search and Rescue told the Daily Hive that the area where the man fell was near a developed area that still has some significant hazards.
Crawford said the Kelowna Fire Department received the original call about the fall, but had trouble locating the man.
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were then called in for assistance.
Tim Light, a platoon captain with the Kelowna Fire Department told Castanet that the man was conscious when first responders found him.
“He was in definite pain,” Light said. “(He has) some major lower-body injuries, possible broken ankles, broken legs.”
A helicopter was called in to transport the man, but due to his pain and how long it would take before it got to the scene, first responders used a Gator ATV to remove him instead.