Mountain biker rescued after fall in Rowan County

Mountain biker rescued after fall in Rowan County
Crews had to make access 1.5 miles down the rail tracks and utilize a rope haul system to rescue the patient.

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who crashed while riding a mountain bike near the Salisbury Community Park had to be rescued by emergency workers on Monday.

According to officials, the man crashed and was injured. He was not able to get himself out and was stuck near the railroad tracks and Majolica Road.

Multiple emergency crews responded including firefighters from Locke VFD and Salisbury Fire, Rowan emergency medical personnel, and Rowan Rescue Squad workers.

Using ATV’s and other specialized equipment, they found the man and brought him out. Crews had to make access 1.5 miles down the rail tracks and utilize a rope haul system to rescue the patient, according to the Salisbury Fire Department.

The man was taken to the hospital with what were described as non life-threatening injuries.

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