Carberry RCMP received the report of a missing 61-year-old male in the RM of North Cypress-Langford. The report came in on June 5, at about 8:30 a.m. The man was said to have gone for a ride on the dirt bike trails surrounding his rural residence on the evening of June 4, but he had not returned home.
Police immediately set out to search the area on quads and a side-by-side. Officers searched more than 30 square kilometres of trails and terrain when they noticed a tire path and followed it.
They found the dirt bike off the trail, and it appeared to have been in a collision. The man was located shortly after, at about 2:30 p.m., with significant but non-life-threatening injuries. He was carried from the trail and transported for medical attention.
“We are so relieved that this ended well,” says Cpl. Grant Campbell of the Carberry RCMP. “He was out in the bush overnight with no food or water suffering from pretty serious injuries. We knew the urgency of the situation as soon as it was called in and worked hard to find him. I am so glad that we were able to get to him in time, that he can go home and recuperate, and hopefully head out on the trails again soon.”