Aircraft called to hurt mountain biker


The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a man who had crashed his mountain bike in Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick, at 12pm yesterday (Sunday 4).  The 35-year-old man fell from his bike while descending a steep slope and sustained serious leg and pelvic injuries.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a man who had crashed his mountain bike in Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick, at 12pm yesterday (Sunday 4). 

The 35-year-old man fell from his bike while descending a steep slope and sustained serious leg and pelvic injuries. After assessment, he was given strong pain relief.

GNAAS worked closely with ambulance service crew and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team in order to move him from the scene to the aircraft, which landed behind the visitor centre. The man was flown to the RVI’s major trauma centre in Newcastle. The flight took 25 minutes, which would have taken around two hours by road. 

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