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Search and rescue volunteers assist injured cyclist


At about 6pm yesterday, Tuesday, volunteers from Chaffee County Search and Rescue South responded to the “Uncle Nasty” trail, part of the Salida trail system, to assist a 42-year-old Texas resident who had suffered an ankle injury while riding his bike on the trail. 

Ten search and rescue members responded to the base of Tenderfoot Mountain.   A route to the victim was chosen and the team climbed to the site of the injury with a big wheel and basket to aid in bringing the man back to the road. Two members of Chaffee County EMS assisted in stabilizing the man for the very rough ride out the steep trail system.   The man, Texas resident Michael Burton, was later taken to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is not known at this writing.