SDFRD helicopter
A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department helicopter lands on a nearby sports field before making the rescue. Photo: OnSceneTV

A mountain biker who was seriously injured on a Poway trail Sunday had to be hoisted out of the area by helicopter, an official said.

The male biker fell and suffered serious neck and leg injuries while on the trails behind Meadowbrook Middle School around 11 a.m.

A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department helicopter lifted the victim from the crash scene and transported him to a nearby hospital in unknown condition, according to Poway Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Post.

Video footage from the scene showed the chopper making a temporary landing on a nearby sports field, disrupting play in the area, before the rescue.