SAR rescues injured ATV rider
KINGMAN - Mohave County Search & Rescue volunteers rescued an injured Kingman man who crashed his ATV in the Hualapai Mountains on Tuesday.
Mike Page 70, was riding up a “very steep” incline when the ATV flipped over on him, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter.
Page might have broken a leg and hip and suffered head injuries, said Carter. He was wearing a helmet, she said.
Page’s friends called for help at about 12:30 p.m. and rescuers arrived on scene – at a Bureau of Land Management trail between DW Ranch and Hualapai Mountain roads – within the hour.
Carter said Page could not be moved by vehicle through the rough terrain due to his injuries. A Department of Public Safety helicopter crew based in Kingman responded and lifted Page and a rescuer in a maneuver known as a short haul. He was taken to the Pinion Pine Fire Station, where a Mercy Air helicopter crew transported him to Kingman Regional Medical Center.