News Short: Life Flight rescues injured mountain biker near Stucki Springs

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WASHINGTON COUNTY — Life Flight assisted with the rescue and air transport of a man injured near the Stucki Springs Trail after he crashed on his mountain bike Saturday afternoon.

Just before 5 p.m. Saturday, a call came into the St. George Communications Center reporting a 42-year-old man was injured when he crashed while mountain-bike riding in a remote area of Stucki Springs just south of the Santa Clara trail head, west of the Green Valley loop, Santa Clara Fire Chief  Dan Nelson said.

The Santa Clara Fire Department and Ivins Fire Department responded to the call, but the area was so remote it took a long time to reach the injured man, Nelson said. Once emergency personnel arrived, it became clear the man’s injuries needed immediate medical treatment, he said.

Life Flight was then called out to assist in the rescue efforts due to the possibility that further injuries could be caused during a ground transport, Nelson said.

Life Flight arrived quickly and the patient was loaded into the helicopter and flown to Dixie Regional Medical Center St. George to be assessed and treated for his injuries, Nelson said, the nature and severity of which were unavailable at the time of this report.

Santa Clara Fire Department, Ivins Fire Department and Life Flight participated in the rescue.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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