Cyclist breaks arm after crash on Emerald Mountain
Search and Rescue helps retrieve 29-year-old man
August 25, 2009
Steamboat Springs — A 29-year-old man suffered a suspected broken arm Sunday evening while riding down Molly’s Trail on Emerald Mountain.
Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were paged at 5:55 p.m. Sunday for a 29-year-old county resident who crashed his bike and was unable to descend the mountain on his own. Search and Rescue Incident Commander Dawn Alperti said the man, who was with a friend, was about halfway down Molly’s Trail when he crashed and hurt his arm.
Search and Rescue crews used an ATV and a basket to transport the man to the base of Emerald Mountain, where Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders transported the man to Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Alperti said the eight responding members of Search and Rescue completed the operation in 1 hour and 10 minutes.