Dirt biker safe and sound after cold weekend ordeal
It was a happy — and warm — ending for a dirt biker who got lost over the weekend on a trail outside St. John's.
A man, 27, got lost on Saturday evening in the Paddy's Pond area.
When the man realized he needed help, he called police to say that he had gone into the woods on a dirt bike, and that he was cold, wet and couldn't find his way out.
Members of the Northeast Avalon and Central Avalon Ground Search and Rescue Teams were called.
Along with police, search crews were successful in locating the man near Soldier's Pond early Sunday morning.
He was checked by paramedics who were on scene and then released.