Firefighters Rescue Injured Cyclist

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An unidentified mountain biker injured while riding early Monday morning in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park was hoisted off the hillside by helicopter, Laguna Beach firefighters said Tuesday.

The cyclist, who had suffered a possible broken ankle, was on a steep trail above 2825 Laguna Canyon Rd., said the department’s Training Division Chief Tom Christopher. Firefighters hiked up switchbacks from Laguna Canyon to reach the injured cyclist mid-slope and ready him for extraction by the Orange County Fire Authority helicopter. Once on the ground, he was transported to the hospital, said Christopher, who could not further identify the victim, injured when using his foot to brace himself on the trail.

 

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