Woodland Hills
Mountain Biker Rescued
By Alex Nochez
Jan 8, 2014 - 10:22:55 PM

WOODLAND HILLS — A mountain biker who was seriously hurt was rescued by firefighters on Wednesday, January 8.
Two helicopters were used.


Firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department were notified of an injured biker off the 17500 block of Mulholland Drive at around 8:43 a.m., according to LAFD Spokesman Erik Scott. A rescue was then undertaken to remove the unnamed man off of the slope.


Around 20 firefighters in total were dispatched for the rescue, which included paramedics and a battalion chief on-scene. Two helicopters were used as well, and one was utilized to actually hoist the man up at around 10:00 a.m., while the other was used for “communication and oversight,” as noted by Mr. Scott.


The man was successfully retrieved and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Officials have not yet disclosed who made the call for help.

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