ATV rider injured, airlifted to hospital - KCTV5

ATV rider injured, airlifted to hospital

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PINAL COUNTY, AZ (CBS5) -

A man had to be air lifted out of Charouleu Gap near Dodge Wash after he rolled his ATV while trying to climb a hill Thursday afternoon.

The Oracle Fire Department called the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit for assistance in rescuing a man who was in critical condition from rolling his ATV.

The man had stopped breathing at least once by the time SAR unit arrived on scene in the Raven 1 rescue helicopter, according to PCSO.

The SAR unit was able to lift the man out with the stokes basket. The man was then transferred over to an awaiting medical helicopter that airlifted him to the University Medical Center in Tucson.

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