Life Flight transports man injured in mountain biking accident

 ST. GEORGE – Local authorities assisted the victim of a mountain biking accident on the Chuckwalla Trail Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 6:20 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue, St. George Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and Life Flight responded to a medical call on the Chuckwalla Trail (on state Route 18, just north of Snow Canyon Boulevard in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve).

The victim, a man in his 20s, had wrecked his mountain bike and sustained a compound fracture to his leg. Life Flight located the man on the trail and transported him to Dixie Regional Medical Center just after 7 p.m.

Deputy Darrel Cashin of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that he was found by a hiking group, who called for help. The man was riding alone and no one else was injured in the incident.

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