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Woman injured in ATV incident near Black River Lake, Kings County

A woman was injured following an incident on an ATV near Black River Lake in King’s County.
A woman was injured following an incident on an ATV near Black River Lake in King’s County. - Google
BLACK RIVER, N.S. —

BLACK RIVER LAKE, N.S. – A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries following an ATV incident on Duck Pond Road near Black River Lake in Kings County close to midnight on May 4.

Hantsport Fire Department deputy chief Paul Maynard said the roads in the area were in rough shape due to the spring thaw.

“She was pinned underneath the machine,” Maynard said. “En route to the call we were informed that she was removed from underneath the machine and taken to a nearby cottage.”

Maynard said he didn’t know how long she was trapped underneath the vehicle before help arrived.

Once at the cottage though, the fire department needed to use Windsor Fire Department’s RTV and patient removal equipment to bring the patient to a waiting ambulance, which couldn’t make it down the steep driveway, he said.

She was then transferred to hospital for injuries.

Maynard said ATV users should be extra aware of the conditions this time of year.

“I also chatted with the cottage association in that area because a lot of the roads out there are not well marked,” he said. “There’s little to no signage which made it quite difficult to find the location.”

He’s hopeful that remote areas will take measures to improve signage for emergency response.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, media relations officer with the RCMP said the incident is still under investigation.

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