Bicyclist flown to safety after crash in El Dorado County wilderness

Published: Saturday, Jul. 6, 2013 - 8:44 pm

A man was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter this afternoon after crashing his bicycle in a remote area near Sugar Pine Point in El Dorado County.

The bicyclist’s companion called 911 after the accident, which occurred about 2 p.m., said Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The injured bicyclist was airlifted from a wilderness area near Sugar Pine Point, which encompasses 2,000 acres of forest on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, to an area nearby, where there was a crew of medics.

An ambulance transported the bicyclist to an area hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

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