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Injured mountain biker rescued on Mt. Lowe Road near top of Cuesta Grade

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CHP - Coastal Division Air Operations
A CHP H-70 helicopter accessed the injured biker and transported them to a local hospital.
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CHP - Coastal Division Air Operations

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE and San Luis Obispo firefighters responded to an injured mountain biker near the top of the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita on Saturday.

CAL FIRE said the biker was located about seven miles in on Mt. Lowe Road off Highway 101.

The call came in around 11:30 a.m.

Around 12:30 p.m., SLO firefighters accessed the biker with their UTV on Mt. Lowe Road.

California Highway Patrol's H-70 helicopter responded from Santa Maria. The firefighters who had accessed the biker on their UTV helped get them ready to be hoisted by the helicopter. The copter then transported the biker to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The Santa Margarita Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene as well.

It is unclear how serious the hikers injuries are at this time.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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