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Injured mountain biker rescued by firefighters off Snyder Trail in Santa Barbara County

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County firefighters and Los Padres National Forest personnel rescued an injured mountain biker Sunday afternoon on Snyder Trail.

At 4:11 p.m., County Fire said they received reports of an injured biker on Snyder Trail, in between Paradise Road and East Camino Cielo above Santa Barbara.

Due to the remote location, County Fire sent an engine, battalion chief and helicopter with a hoist and medic onboard.

Upon arriving, firefighters determined a hoist rescue would be best after seeing that the biker was located about 35 minutes from both the top and bottom of the trail.

A medic was lowered from the helicopter down to the biker. The medic discovered that the 40-year-old biker suffered from a significant extremity injury.

The biker was strapped onto a gurney and hoisted into the helicopter before being transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

All crews have been released from the scene.

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