Thursday, 26 January 2023

REGIONAL: Injured mountain biker rescued

CALISTOGA – Emergency personnel rescued an injured mountain biker near a site known around Northern California for its riding trails.


Lt. Chris Spallino of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office reported that it's rescue helicopter, Henry 1, was dispatched to the Oat Hill Mine Road near Calistoga on a report of an injured mountain biker at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.


Deputy Wade Borges along with Pilot Matt Heart and Paramedic Dmitri Menzel responded to the area and located 47-year-old Randy Woods of Sacramento approximately four and a half miles from the nearest roadway, Spallino reported.


The helicopter landed nearby, Menzel and Borges were secured to the bottom of a 100-foot rescue rope and were flown to Woods, according to Spallino.


Once on scene, Woods complained of a broken lower leg due to the crash, Spallino reported. Woods was placed into a rescue stretcher and long-lined to a nearby landing zone.


Spallino said the helicopter crew flew Woods to Saint Helena Hospital for treatment.


The 10-mile Oat Hill Mine Road area is known to mountain biking enthusiasts for its great views along an old wagon road.


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