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Mountain Bike Crash Up Ash Canyon sends rider to Renown – Serious injuries

11:35am Carson City Fire-Rescue personnel are heading up an Ash Canyon trail to rescue a mountain biker who took a bad fall near the Ash Canyon water tank. Initial reports from the scene indicate the bike rider has hurt his back and rib cage.  A rescue medical helicopter is being summoned to the scene, or close by to it, depending on landing terrain.

11:42am  Accident is said to be a mile up from the Ash Canyon water tank.

Medics and Flight Nurses tend to victim.

Medics prepare patient for transport to the chopper.

Medics carry the victim to the helicopter’s loading door.

1:10pm  The injured young man was retrieved by Carson City Fire Personnel and put aboard a CalStar medical helicopter which flew him to Renown.  His injuries are considerable although not likely fatal.  The young man was dirt bicycle riding a mile up from the Ash Canyon water tanks.  Reports say that he was performing jumps on his bike when he lost control while airborne and he landed hard on the ground.  

Victim loaded into the CalStar medical helicopter.

He was rescued by Carson City Fire Fighters who brought him down on a small mountain jeep.  He was quickly reassessed at the helicopter landing area down below and loaded aboard a South Lake Tahoe rescue helicopter.  Moments later he was in the air enroute to Renown in Reno.

Patient quickly flown to Renown in Reno. Serious injuries so he ‘s got some healing time ahead of him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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