After an assessment of the teen’s condition, a decision was made to lift him by cable attached to a basket into the chopper and take him to a Roseville hospital.
Boggs’ mother, Kara Cotton, met the helicopter crew and her son at the hospital, which reported Monday that Boggs was in fair condition.
Cotton said her son would be in the hospital for at least another five days.
“Their main concern right now is that he damaged his kidney and his spleen,” said Cotton. “He’s still in the ICU.”
The teen, who was wearing his helmet, was training with his mountain bike team. The team was practicing the course before a race and Boggs, who had taken the course three times, was enjoying the track.
A coach gave the go-ahead for one more spin and Boggs decided to go for the fourth ride. Boggs, a student at Folsom Lake High School, is not sure what caused the fall because he hit his head.
“A teammate and another coach were with him,” said Cotton. “They were going to try to walk him back down the trail, but he was too dizzy. The terrain was too much to get a vehicle in there, which is why they flew him out.”
Read the original story and video HERE in the Sacramento Bee newspaper.