Teen airlifted after Alston mountain bike accident


A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital with serious facial injuries after he came off his mountain bike in a remote area of Cumbria. The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Pride of Cumbria helicopter was dispatched to Alston yesterday at around 4.45pm to rescue the 15-year-old.  He was treated at the scene by the GNAAS trauma team and North West Ambulance Service paramedics and assisted by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team before being flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle . The flight took 18 minutes and his condition on arrival was stable..

A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital with serious facial injuries after he came off his mountain bike in a remote area of Cumbria.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Pride of Cumbria helicopter was dispatched to Alston yesterday at around 4.45pm to rescue the 15-year-old. 

He was treated at the scene by the GNAAS trauma team and North West Ambulance Service paramedics and assisted by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team before being flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle .

The flight took 18 minutes and his condition on arrival was stable.

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