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Shuswap rallies to support local RCMP officer injured in bike crash

Long road to recovery ahead but ‘he’s definitely a fighter’
A fundraiser has been started to support the family of Sicamous RCMP Const. Adam Poitras who sustained a significant head injury in a motorbike crash near Enderby on May 9. Currently in the Kelowna General Hospital ICU, he, his wife Lisa and their kids are now facing a long road to recovery. (Lisa Poitras-Facebook)

Even heroes need help.

The Shuswap is rallying behind RCMP Const. Adam Poitras in the aftermath of a single-vehicle motorbike collision in which he suffered a significant head injury. He was taken to the Kelowna General Hospital after the May 9 crash near Enderby, and remains in the intensive care unit there.

As he now faces a long road to recovery from what they say are “multiple brain bleeds and intracranial swelling,” BC Emergency Health Services paramedics at Salmon Arm Station 332 – where Poitras’ wife Lisa works – have started a fundraiser to help the family.

With “one of our own” laid up in hospital, Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Murray McNeil said the detachment, where Poitras has been stationed for about a year, is also offering support.

“Adam’s a very popular guy here at the detachment; everyone likes him. He’s got a great personality, he’s kind of a larger than life guy… ” he said of Poitras. “So we’re all quite upset that he’s in this condition, but he’s definitely a fighter.”

McNeil added that Poitras is making some progress in his recovery and has been able to talk to his wife and brother “so there’s been some positive signs.”

To ensure that all funds raised go to the family rather a fundraising service’s fees, Salmon Arm paramedics are collecting donations directly in cash at the 332 station, or by e-transfer to referencing Adam Fundraiser. Anyone with questions or wanting more information can email

“We don’t know when he’s going to be out of the hospital, he’s in there for some time,” McNeil added. “But like I said, it looks like there’s some progress so we’re encouraged by that.”

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