According to the St. George News, a mountain biker on a trail was flown to the hospital after severely fracturing his leg. A drone that was being flown in the area prevented the helicopter from reaching the injured man, according to reports. The rider was inaccessible to fire trucks, forcing respondents to reach the injured man on foot.
“We couldn’t even get our UTV anywhere close to where the men were located, and it even took a while on the phone with the other rider to actually identify where they were even located,” St. George Fire Battalion Chief Robert Hooper said.
Paramedics on the scene determined that the injured man was unable to be moved, and decided to call Intermountain Life Flight. Soon after calling the helicopter, respondents were tipped off that there was a drone in the area. As a result, they were forced to temporarily postpone the flight until the airspace was determined to be safe.