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Published on March 11, 2024
Los Angeles Fire Department Executes Helicopter Rescue for Injured Biker in Haines CanyonSource: Google Street View

A 40-year-old man was seriously injured while mountain biking in the Haines Canyon Mountainway on Sunday morning, March 10, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The biker, who took a fall in a remote area near Tujunga, was airlifted to safety and received prompt medical attention for a back injury. The LAFD response team, ground and air units, was dispatched shortly before 9:45 a.m. to execute a helicopter hoist rescue operation.

The injured cyclist was swiftly located by the LAFD helicopter, which was able to hover over the accident site. A Flight Paramedic was then lowered to evaluate and medically stabilize the injured man before he was hoisted aboard the helicopter. Following the rescue, the patient was transported to a regional trauma center for specialized treatment. This complex rescue was reported in a detailed LAFD alert.

No further information about the man's condition or identity has been released. The exact cause of the accident has not been provided, maintaining the privacy of those involved while focusing on the tactical response of the emergency services that came to the biker's aid.

As per a CBS Los Angeles report, the details remain limited. The report highlighted the danger that such terrain poses to outdoor enthusiasts and the critical nature of emergency response capabilities in these situations.