Injured mountain biker airlifted to hospital

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ST. GEORGE — A 56-year-year-old man was air lifted by Mercy Air to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after wrecking on a mountain bike on Bear Claw Poppy Trail.

Witnesses said the man was riding his mountain bike approximately two miles from the trailhead near Navajo Drive just before 4 p.m. when he crashed and was thrown over the handle bars of the bike, St. George Fire Capt. Rick Nelson said.

With the use of the Fire Department’s six-wheel Polaris Ranger, recently donated by Firehouse Subs, the Fire Department was able to carry the man to the location where Mercy Air had landed.

The man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for his injures that Nelson said did not appear to be life threatening.

Nelson warned people using the trail to be cautious and to have people with you to call for help if any injuries or accidents occur.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Bender March 28, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Spendy ride on that twin P&W turbine powered beast. Unless his health insurance covers almost all of the cost, mountain biker’s gonna have buyer’s remorse. $20,000 says Bender.

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