American mountain biker seriously injured

The Westmorland Gazette: The Great North Air Ambulance is based at Langwathby near Penrith The Great North Air Ambulance is based at Langwathby near Penrith

A 47-year-old American visitor has been flown to hospital in Carlisle after collapsing on a Lake District fell.

The cyclist, from Houston, Texas, collapsed on High Street, above Haweswater, at around 5pm yesterday (Friday July 11).

He was helped by Penrith Mountain Rescue team members.

Air ambulance officials said: "On arrival on scene the aircrew doctor and paramedic assessed and treated a patient for a serious medical condition."

He was flown by the Great North's Air Ambulance The Pride of Cumbria to the Cumberland Infirmary.

Officials reported he had 'serious' injuries but did not elaborate on what these were.

The man's condition was described as 'stable' on arrival at hospital.



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