Ten members of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were involved in an incident in Grizedale Forest on Sunday afternoon, where a mountain biker was critically injured following a fall from his bike on the North Face Trail.
On arrival, staff from North West Air Ambulance, North West Ambulance Service and Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service were in attendance and, together with medically trained passers-by were stabilising the casualty’s condition.
A spokesman for Coniston MRT said: “Team members assisted with the initial carry to stable ground, the subsequent further medical treatment and the final carry to the Helicopter for the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital.”
A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 12:01pm firefighters were called to a bike trail in Grizedale after reports of a casualty in water.
“Three fire engines, from Ulverston, Kendal and Ambleside, attended the incident.
“Crews rescued the casualty from a small stream and then handed the casualty into the care of the air ambulance.
“Crews were at the scene for two hours.”