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Firefighters, police rescue cyclist

 

Last updated 8/26/2020 at 12:40pm

Photo courtesy of city of Fountain

First responders work at the scene of a bicycle crash along Fountain creek on Aug. 20.

The Fountain Fire Department and three officers from the Fountain Police Department rescued an injured cyclist on Aug. 20.

According to Fire Chief James Maxon, the man was cycling in the Willow Springs Ponds area, along a bike path that runs next to Fountain Creek. The cyclist swerved to avoid hitting something and fell off the bike trail at least 20 feet down into the river bed. A bystander saw what happened and called authorities for help. First responders transported the injured cyclist, who has described as being in critical condition, to a hospital by helicopter.

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