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Mountain biker rescued

By Sherri Paysinger, NewsChannel 3 Reporter, spaysinger@keyt.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 04:04:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 10 2013 11:23:37 PM CDT

A Sunday afternoon mountain biker was injured on Romero Canyon Trail in Santa Barbara County. The 50-year-old biker was reportedly on the trail alone when he experienced difficulty and summoned authorities for help.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A Sunday afternoon mountain biker was injured on Romero Canyon Trail in Santa Barbara County.  The 50-year-old biker was reportedly on the trail alone when he experienced difficulty and summoned authorities for help.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue says the rescue operation took about two hours and though initially included an air lift for transport, authorities opted instead to carry-out the biker after which he was transported to Cottage Hospital.  It's not known if the mountain biker was local.

Search and Rescue points out that Romero Canyon Trail is a popular but challenging destination for bikers as well as runners and rescue calls from that area are not uncommon. 

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