Grizedale Forest

14:43 (Grid SD 343 976)

It had been a wet morning but finally there was a lull in the rain.

The Team was contacted by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) for assistance with an incident in Grizedale Forest.

A male mountain biker had crashed in the forest and sustained an arm injury, but also a head injury with brief loss of consciousness. A full Team call out was initiated with one vehicle away within a few minutes of the initial call.

The second vehicle followed on with more personnel and was able to guide the land ambulance to the incident which was on one of the main tracks. Initially Team members treated the man for his injuries and stabilised him for further assessment and treatment by NWAS Paramedics.

He was then taken by ambulance to Furness General Hospital in Barrow for further treatment.

This incident involved 9 volunteer Team members and lasted 1 hr 15 minutes