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Cain’s Quest Team 17 member injured, being airlifted for treatment

Team 17 from Labrador City and supporters as they move to start position at Cain’s Quest.
Team 17 from Labrador City and supporters as they move to start position at Cain’s Quest. - Photo by Mike Power

The Cain’s Quest organization says they have responded to an accident that occurred mid Saturday afternoon on the way to check point three, Border beacon.

They say an alert button was activated by team 17, using their tracker device.

The organization says the emergency plan was quickly put in place.

Earlier it was reported, the racer was in stable condition and was with his team mate.

A helicopter was dispatched to bring the injured man to hospital for treatment.

The Cain’s Quest organization says they have been in direct contact with the man’s family.

There has been no information as to the type of injury or which team member was injured. The Aurora will have more details as they become available.

Meanwhile as of 4 pm two teams, Team 22 Maine/Southern South riders and Team 88 Southern Sno racing/Team Maine racing had both reached checkpoint 4 in Nain. Four other teams had reached check point 3 at Border Beacon and were en route to checkpoint 4 in Nain.

All others with one exception, team Laing, had checked in at check point 2, Sail Lake en route to checkpoint 3, Border Beacon.

Updates on team’s progress are available at the Cain’s Quest site, and live tracking is also available.

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