Mountain biker taken to hospital after Lake District fall

Mountain biker taken to hospital after Lake District fall

Mountain biker taken to hospital after Lake District fall

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A MOUNTAIN biker who fell and suffered a suspected leg fracture was taken to hospital.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 9.19am on Sunday (August 31) after the cyclist came off his bike on a bridleway above Bowkerstead Farm, Satterthwaite.

North West Ambulance Service treated the casualty on the scene with pain relief and put a splint on his leg before rescue team members stretchered him 400 meters to a waiting ambulance.

The casualty was taken to hospital after the one-and-a-half hour operation involving 15 team members.

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