Boise firefighters use ATV to transport injured mountain biker out of Foothills

August 4, 2013 

A mountain biker who crashed in the Foothills about a mile and a half from the water tower near Seaman's Gulch Road suffered a serious cut to his leg, according to Boise Fire Battalion Chief Tom Pawek.

The gash, which was below the knee, was bleeding bad enough that the man's friends decided to call for help. Emergency personnel were dispatched at about 11:30 a.m.

"The laceration was deep enough that he needs stitches," Pawek said. There was concern that if he tried to walk out, it would widen the cut and cause more bleeding.

Pawek said the man and his two friends — who appeared to be in their mid- to late-30s — were riding downhill when the crash occurred.

Firefighters from Station #16 on Glenwood Street in Garden City hiked up to the crash site, then called for the motorcycle and ATV from Station #1 to help transport the man out. The patient rode in the ATV.

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