03/08/2013 03:45 EST | Updated 11/25/2013 08:32 EST

Prince George Man Chased By RCMP Falls Down Cliff

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office has been deployed to Prince George after a man being pursued by a Mountie fell down an embankment and suffered serious injuries.

The office says RCMP responded to a complaint at an apartment building just after midnight and an officer followed a man he saw walking out of the building.

During the pursuit, the Mountie observed the man fall eight metres down the embankment.

An ambulance was called, and the man remains in hospital.

The investigations office says a team of four people will conduct an investigation.