Mountain biker seriously injured after falling from trail

‘It is understood that the man crashed off the side of the trail after taking a jump on the downhill course.’

A 38-year-old mountain biker was rescued from a trail in the Durbanville Hills in Cape Town after he was seriously injured in a fall on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said,.

“It is understood that the man crashed off the side of the trail after taking a jump on the downhill course,” ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said.

ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at 4.30pm. An off-duty medic with a 4×4 on the scene, as well as a group of bystanders, helped rescue the biker from the hills.

“Strapped to a spine board, he was walked and then driven down to the waiting ambulance who transported him through to Mediclinic Durbanville for further treatment,” Campbell said.

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