Jerome Fire District rescues injured mountain biker

Emergency personnel came to the aid of a seriously injured mountain biker who was located approximate two miles down the Yeager Canyon Trail on Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Jerome Fire Department)

Emergency personnel came to the aid of a seriously injured mountain biker who was located approximate two miles down the Yeager Canyon Trail on Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Jerome Fire Department)

JEROME – Jerome Fire District personnel came to the aid of a seriously injured mountain biker who was located approximate two miles down the Yeager Canyon Trail Monday afternoon.

Around 2:37 p.m., crews from six agencies, along with two helicopters were dispatched to the incident involving a 21-year-old male.

“Crews made their way down to the location of the patient with a stokes basket and other gear to help facilitate the rescue,” said Fire Chief Rusty Blair in a news release.

The on scene EMT determined that the best approach for extraction was via DPS Ranger helicopter for a short-haul, said Blair.

The patient was lifted and transported to a landing zone located next to the Methodist Church camp on Mingus Mountain off Forest Road 104. He was transferred to a waiting Guardian Air Angel 2 helicopter and transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center.

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