Rescuers find injured mountain biker near Issaquah

April 19, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 7:45 a.m. April 19, 2010

King County Search and Rescue workers have located a mountain biker who had gone missing near Lake Tradition on Sunday.

Issaquah Police searched the area for the 41-year-old man, and then asked the rescue group for assistance. Searchers located the man at about 1:15 a.m. Monday, just off a steep trail west of Lake Tradition. The mountain biker had sustained head injuries due to a fall from his bike. Eastside Fire & Rescue crews transported him to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. His condition could not be determined Monday morning.

The police became involved after hikers noticed the mountain biker’s cell phone on a trail near Lake Tradition on the High Point Trailhead, and notified the man’s friend, who then contacted police.

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