A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Mountain Biking
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

WHOOPS! Mountain biker airlifted after suffering critical injuries inGrizedale Forest fall (UK)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 30th 18, 05:23 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
Mike Vandeman[_4_]
external usenet poster
Posts: 1,755
Default WHOOPS! Mountain biker airlifted after suffering critical injuries inGrizedale Forest fall (UK)


Mountain biker airlifted after suffering critical injuries in Grizedale Forest fall

John McHale, Reporter
Tuesday 29 May 2018 08:08 PM GMT
The North West Air Ambulance and Coniston team vehicle at the scene. Photo: Coniston MRT

A mountain biker was critically injured in a fall in a Lake District forest..

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called to the incident in Grizedale Forest about noon on Sunday.

The man fell from his machine on the North Face Trail at the site. Rescue team members joined ambulance and fire and rescue crews, along with North West Air Ambulance at the scene.

Medically trained passers-by also helped resuscitate and stabilise the injured biker who was reported to be in cardiac arrest.

A Coniston MRT spokesperson 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.”

Ten Coniston MRT volunteers were involved in the incident for 2¼ hours..

On Monday, the team was called out when a teenager fell about 5m while gill scrambling in Church Beck near Coniston, injuring his leg.

The team spokesperson said: “The casualty’s injuries were treated initially by team members and further checks and treatment were administered by the crew of a North West Air Ambulance which had been able to land a short distance away.

“The casualty was stretchered from the ravine, using a technical rope system and carried to a waiting Coniston MRT Land Rover ambulance. He was then transferred to the helicopter for transfer to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.”

The incident involved 11 Coniston team members.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WHOOPS! 56-Year-Old Mountain Biker Airlifted to Hospital withSuspected Spinal Injuries (UK) Mike Vandeman[_4_] Mountain Biking 0 June 21st 14 04:47 AM
WHOOPS! Mountain biker airlifted after fall in Staffordshire woodland (UK) Mike Vandeman[_4_] Mountain Biking 0 April 28th 14 04:34 AM
WHOOPS! Mountain biker airlifted after fall Mike Vandeman[_4_] Mountain Biking 0 March 17th 13 12:57 AM
A London mountain biker/breaker was airlifted to hospital after adangerous fall at Glentress Forest (UK) Mike Vandeman[_4_] Social Issues 0 July 2nd 11 05:00 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.