ST. GEORGE — A young man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by life flight after suffering head and neck injuries from a mountain bike crash.
The 18-year-old man had been mountain biking on Bear Claw Poppy trail with a friend when he fell while descending the rim of Clavicle Hill, Deputy Darrell Cashin, Washington County Sheriff’s Office liaison for the search and rescue team, said.
At approximately 12:56 p.m., the St. George Communications Center received a call from the injured man’s friend who reported the fall.
Life Flight arrived first to the scene at about 1:30 p.m., and St. George Fire Department and Washington County Search and Rescue teams also responded to the incident.
At about 1:45 p.m. Life Flight flew the man straight to Dixie Regional Medical Center, Cashin said.
“He was breathing, talking, and seemed to be doing okay,” he said.
The man’s name has not yet been released and the severity of his injuries are still undetermined.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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