Monday 2/26

KINGMAN - A bicycle rider was seriously injured Saturday after a fall in the Hualapai Mountains.

About 10:30 a.m., units from the Pine Lake and Pinion Pine Fire departments, plus River Medical ambulance service responded, along with a Search & Rescue Technical Rope Team from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

"Two people were riding mountain bikes when one fell and suffered a serious back injury," Carter said.

"Our Search & Rescue team deployed into rugged terrain about a mile north of Hualapai Mountain Road between mileposts 9 and 10 and prepared the victim for extraction."

Kingman Ranger, the Department of Public safety air rescue helicopter, also was sent to the remote area, paramedic Darren Winters said.

"We picked up two members of the ambulance crew and two firefighters and inserted them close to the patient," Winters said.

"Our information indicated the victim sustained a broken neck.

"We had to reconfigure the helicopter to lift him out in a basket and fly him to a nearby landing zone where a Guardian Air helicopter met us and then flew him directly to (University Medical Center in) Las Vegas."

There was no information available this morning on the victim's condition. He has been identified as Martin Light, 47, of Kingman.


KINGMAN - One motor home was gutted and another heavily damaged by fire Saturday morning.

About 7:15 a.m., two engines and 12 personnel from the Kingman Fire Department responded to a trailer park in the 2800 block of Airway Avenue, Battalion Chief Greg Duncan said.

"Upon arrival, we found one motor home fully involved in flames and another catching fire," he said.

Both homes were unoccupied, and there were no injuries reported.

No dollar estimate of damage was available, and the fire's cause is under investigation.


KINGMAN - A man sustained a serious head injury Saturday when he fell off an all-terrain vehicle.

About 3:35 p.m., an engine and two personnel from the Inland Valley Fire Department responded to Calle Blanca Road near Illinois Drive, Capt. Chris Nichols said.

The unidentified male was found unconscious.

After stabilizing treatment at the scene, a Guardian Air helicopter flew him straight to Sun Rise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nichols said.

The victim was identified as Charles Bartlett, 52, of Kingman.