This story has been updated to reflect that CHP completed three rescue operations by air this Memorial Day.
(KRON) — The California Highway Patrol had a busy Memorial Day. After responding to a fatal crash on Highway 160 Sunday night, the CHP Golden Gate Division Air operations rescued three bikers on Monday.
In a Facebook post, CHP stated that the first rescue involved members of both CHP and Napa County Fire Department being dispatched to help out an injured mountain biker in Skyline Wilderness Park. Skyline Park is located in Napa, a little over a mile off of Highway 221. CHP and NCFD were able to locate the mountain biker and transport them down to the trailhead for an ambulance.
The work didn’t stop there. CHP then responded with Con Fire and San Ramon Valley Fire to support an injured mountain biker who had been ejected off a trail on Mount Diablo, near Walnut Creek. CHP arrived first on scene and assisted the rider until firefighters arrived.
Around 7p.m. on Monday, CHP teamed up with Contra Costa Fire, East Bay Parks, and American Medical Response to respond to a report of a biker collision in Briones Park. CHP helicopter H-30 flew overhead and managed to locate the biker on a trail that was difficult to access.
H-30 then lowered a CHP Flight Officer/Paramedic down to the trail. The flight officer was able to get the patient hoisted up to the helicopter from the trail, and then get the patient transferred to Contra Costa County Firefighters. Check out the video below.