Helicopter crew rescues injured mountain biker

Helicopter crew rescues injured mountain biker

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by Matt Standal

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Posted on September 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 4:39 PM

Mountain biker crashes near Shafer Butte

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BOISE -- A helicopter crew from Air St. Luke's worked with rescuers from the Ada County Paramedics and Boise Fire Dept. to rescue an injured mountain biker on Sunday near Shafer Butte.

Authorities report the man suffered serious injuries in a crash around 1 p.m. near the 'Hard Guy' trail. The trail is east of the Bogus Basin recreation area near the Boise Ridge Road.

Dispatchers say the man's riding partner was able to call 911 and guide rescuers to the general location of the crash.

While rescuers searched for the man on the ground, a helicopter crew from Air St. Luke's was eventually able to locate the cyclist from the air. The helicopter crew was then able to land in the area and rescue him.

The injured cyclist was reportedly lying in water and unable to move.

He was taken an area hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

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