We returned to Grizedale Forest this Saturday to attend to another mountain biker.
He was cycling the Fox Trail when the slippy surface caused him to come off his bike. The young man sustained a lower leg laceration which was very painful. Once he had been given pain relief he was put onto a stretcher and taken to the waiting helicopter. The Great North Air Ambulance then took him to Lancaster Royal Infirmary.
The call out took 2 hours and 10 members were deployed.
The team has now attended over 50 incidents this year, well above last year's figure...and there is still the rest of the month to go with lots of snow and ice forecast....perfect conditions for would be casualties!!