Call for care on the Bump Track
EMERGENCY Services are warning athletes to be careful training for the Cairns Adventure Festival, after receiving three callouts to the Bump Track.
The notorious 6km track was originally an Aboriginal trail between the coastal and mountain regions and was a crucial link to Port Douglas for settlers and miners.
Port Douglas ambulance Officer-in-charge Craig Downing said they were called out to the Bump track last Saturday to help a woman training for the RRR race, when she came off her mountain bike 2km up the track.
“We had to use the 4WD ambulance to get up there and treat her, she had periods of loss of consciousness and isolated fractures,” he said.
“She’s the third patient we’ve seen with cycle injuries on the Bump Track recently and we were really pleased she had a GPS device and knew exactly where she was and was able to lead us there. We appreciated the cyclist was well prepared, that information made her life a whole lot easier.”
They cyclist was taken to Cairns Base Hospital with a suspected fractured skill.