Nature of Incident:  Injured Mountain Biker         


Location:        China Flats  / East Ventura County


Date & Time: 7-7-07 / 1130 Hours


Unit Responsible:  Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Aviation / SAR Unit


(V)ictim:   Charles Cohn       City of residence: Thousand Oaks, Ca         Age:  40






On 7-7-07, at approximately 1130 hours, Air Squad 8 was dispatched to an injured mountain biker on a trail in the “China Flats” area of Thousand Oaks.  (China Flats is a popular location for mountain biking and hiking.)


Air Squad 8 responded and located the injured biker on a trail on the west side of China Flats and landed in a nearby clearing.  The flight paramedic and crew chiefs made contact with the victim, Charles Cohn, who advised he had injured his leg when he crashed his mountain bike.  Cohn’s leg was splinted and he was loaded into the Air Squad 8.  He was then flown to the base of the trail where his care was transferred to paramedics in the waiting AMR ambulance.  Cohn was transported by ground to a local hospital for further treatment.



Officer Preparing Release:  Sr. Dep. Shane Matthews #3127


Follow-up Contact: Sr. Dep. Shane Matthews #3127


Date of Release: 7/7/07


Approved by:  Sgt. Rick Harwood