CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One person was seriously injured and had to be rescued from a remote trail in south Charlotte Sunday.
MEDIC said incident occurred around 12:11 p.m. near the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
According to the West Mecklenburg Fire Department, a cyclist fell along the Carolina Thread Trail. MEDIC called the rescue "challenging" because the person was deep in the trails.
Early reports said the person was rescued from a trail in the Whitewater Center.
Firefighters said it took nearly a hour and a half to rescue the biker. Fire crews also described the rescue as "very challenging."
Crews said it was approximately a two-mile hike before they could reach the victim.
The cyclist has life-threatening injuries, according to fire officials.
An EMS chopper helped with the rescue. MEDIC says the cyclist was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center.