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WHOOPS! ANOTHER Mountain biker rescued by helicopter

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Old February 9th 13, 03:39 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike
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2:20 p.m. update: Mountain biker rescued by helicopter

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Posted: 02/05/2013 01:04:50 PM PST

Cal Fire helicopter today carries injured mountain biker out... (Bill Husa/Chico Enterprise-Record)

CHICO * A 30-year-old man was rescued by helicopter today after crashing his bicycle while riding the South Rim Trail.

A Cal Fire helicopter from Vina arrived at around 1:30 p.m. to do a "short haul," where the injured person is hauled to a landing zone in a basket suspended beneath the helicopter by a cable.

WATCH VIDEO of helicopter rescue

At about 2:10 p.m., the Enloe Medical Center FlightCare helicopter transported the victim to the hospital after he was hauled out of the canyon.

Rescue personnel hiked down to locate and treat the bicyclist, and are expected to take about 45 minutes to hike back up. The biker's condition is unknown.

The California Highway Patrol closed part of Highway 32 for a few minutes today near 10-Mile House Trail * the green gate into upper Bidwell Park * to allow for the rescue.

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