PETALUMA (CBS SF) – A woman and a boy were injured in separate bicycling accidents Saturday in North Bay parks, firefighters said Saturday night.
At Helen Putnam Park just west of the Petaluma city limits, a woman suffered moderate injuries in a bicycling accident. North Bay Fire and Petaluma Fire Department crews were dispatched about 10:40 a.m. Saturday, Petaluma Battalion Chief Chad Costa said.READ MORE: Thousands In Bay Area Still Without Power Following Bomb Cyclone, Atmospheric River
Paramedics found the woman with moderate injuries sustained by the bicycle accident. Sonoma County Sheriff’ helicopter “Henry 1” landed near the patient, who was then loaded and taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment, Costa said.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter was enlisted to help find a juvenile who suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon while riding his bike on the McNear Fire Trail in China Camp State Park adjacent to San Rafael, the San Rafael Fire Department said.READ MORE: Man Suffering From Life-Threatening Injuries After Shooting In Tenderloin
The boy, whose age wasn’t available, wrecked his bike about 5 p.m. Saturday and couldn’t make his way off the trail himself, San Rafael Battalion Chief Paul Bernard said. The boy called his parents, who then called the fire department.
Firefighters couldn’t locate the boy in the oncoming darkness, and called the CHP, which dispatched its helicopter H32, equipped with both searchlights and infrared cameras. Once found, the boy was helped down the hill off the trail and released to his parents, Bernard said.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Neither injured cyclist was identified.
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