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Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in McKinleyville

MCKINLEYVILLE - A motorcyclist in McKinleyville sustains major injuries in a crash and is flown to an out-of-the-area hospital.

Just after 4 Friday afternoon, the Arcata Fire Protection District responded to an injury motorcycle accident on Green Diamond property in a heavily wooded area near First Road and D Avenue. Several agencies helped coordinate the rescue including: Cal Fire, Arcata-Mad River Ambulance and Green Diamond Resource Company.

A Cal Fire helicopter lifted the patient out to a rendezvous point where a medi-vac helicopter transferred the victim to a hospital out of the area for orthopedic care.

Arcata Fire Battalion Chief, Campbell thanked all participating agencies and the victim’s friend who helped with the rescue.