Two injured during trail biking incident in Winchester

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WINCHESTER — Two young men were injured during a trail biking incident in Winchester on Friday

Authorities were notified that two young men had been operating trailbikes on a hiking trail where OHRVs are not permitted at Pisgah State Park at around 5:00 p.m.

One of the riders experienced a mechanical failure on the Pisgah Ridge Trail near the summit of Pisgah Mountain.

While attempting to fix the mechanical problem, the young man sustained a serious hand injury.

The individuals had no lights on their machines, no flashlights, and no warm clothes or technical gear to survive in the freezing temperatures.

Rescue crews located the individuals at around 6:15 p.m.

Medical aid was provided and they were assisted out to the awaiting Winchester Ambulance at around 7:30 p.m.

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