Washoe RAVEN helicopter crew rescues injured mountain biker

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter rescued an injured mountain biker and took him to the Galena High School parking lot. WCSO photo.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN helicopter crew rescued an injured mountain biker Friday evening in the area south of the Mount Rose Highway.

The sheriff’s office got the report around 4:30PM June 16, 2017 of the missing person who was believed to be in the hills south of the Mount Rose highway, spokesman Bob Harmon said. The HASTY team and Washoe County Search and Rescue were sent to find him. They found him about 5:57 p.m. and he was injured, Harmon said.

They used RAVEN and HASTY team volunteers to hoist him out of the area and he was taken to the Galena High School parking lot, where Care Flight met him to take him to a hospital for treatment, Harmon said. The man’s injuries appeared to be serious but not life-threatening.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter brought an injured mountain biker to the Galena high School parking lot where Care Flight got him and took him to the hospital. WCSO photo.