A mountain biker fell and suffered a serious injury Monday near Kennebec Pass along the Colorado Trail.
The 27-year-old man is from France, said Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search and Rescue.
His identity and condition were not immediately available Monday afternoon.
The man and his friend met a couple from Switzerland before beginning their mountain bike ride. The French men were more experienced and went ahead of the Swiss couple, Knowlton said.
The Swiss couple rolled up on the French men to find one lying on the trail, he said.
The woman from Switzerland knew some French and was able to act as an interpreter for dispatchers and rescue workers.
She called 911 at 10:53 a.m. about a mile east of Kennebec Pass. Rescue members reached the man at 11:57 a.m.
Several people helped carry him almost a half mile from the trail to a location where a Flight for Life helicopter was able to land. Those involved included rescue members, trail users, the Flight for Life crew, the Swiss couple and a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
The man remained unconscious and unresponsive the whole time rescue workers assisted him, Knowlton said.
The exact nature of his injury was unknown, but it was likely a head injury, Knowlton said.
He was wearing a helmet.