Cyclist Seriously Injured in Fall on Seneca Creek Trail
Cyclist was air-lifted from Quince Orchard High School parking lot late Friday morning.
A cyclist who fell along the Seneca Creek Trail was airlifted to the hospital after rescuers hiked a mile into the woods to find him, Montgomery County fire officials said.
At around 9 a.m. Friday, rescuers were called to the 16500 block of Germantown Road for reports of an injured male deep in the woods, according to Beth Anne Nesselt, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokeswoman.
Rescuers were led to the cyclist by a bystander who called 9-1-1. But ambiguously marked trails, spotty cell phone reception and storm debris hampered rescue efforts. As many as 25 fire fighters were involved, according to Nesselt.
Once reached by emergency workers, the cyclist was carried out of the woods in a basket. He was airlifted from the parking lot of Quince Orchard High School at around 11:40 a.m., Nesselt said.
The cyclist is suffering from serious, life-threatening injuries, Nesselt said.
Patch will post updates as more information becomes available.