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Mountain biker hurt in Loweswater accident

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at roughly 4pm on Thursday 16th May.

The Team was requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service after a mountain biker visiting from the Netherlands went over his handlebars whilst riding near Loweswater.

The casualty took a tumbling fall resulting in multiple injuries to his upper body.

Helimed 58 of the Great North Air Ambulance Service was first on scene, the Team then arrived and assisted with the treatment and packaging of the casualty, before carrying him 250m to the waiting helicopter for transport to the Royal Preston Hospital.

Team Leader Andrew McNeil said, “On arrival it was clear the casualty had some potentially serious injuries. Both the crew of Helimed 58 and the Team worked brilliantly together, and we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

Twenty team members attended the callout which was the 20th this year and lasted just over 2 hours.

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