Man biking in canyon airlifted after head injury

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Article Date: 9/28/2009 | Resource: MLG

Man biking in canyon airlifted after head injury

“The bicyclist, riding in Holy Jim Canyon, crawled to a road to find help.”

Emergency crews airlifted a cyclist to Mission Hospital Sunday after the man injured his head while biking and crawled to a nearby road to find help, an Orange County Fire Authority spokesman said.

OCFA officials received a call at 4:16 p.m. from a passer-by on Trabuco Creek Road who found a man in his mid-20s suffering from head and face injuries, fire spokesman Greg McKeown said.

According to McKeown, the man had been biking in Holy Jim Canyon and crawled to the road after sustaining the injuries.

Workers from the OCFA Trabuco Canyon fire station, Fire Reserves and Cleveland National Forest responded to the call.

After crews prepared the man for an airlift, an OCFA Helicopter transported him to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center at 5:23 p.m. as a trauma patient.

Officials would not release his name and his condition is unknown.

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Jeffrey Marquart