Newsar deputy leader Richard Prideaux is treated by team member John Heppenstal

Newsar deputy leader Richard Prideaux is treated by team member John Heppenstal

A rescue team member had to call on his colleagues’ help after he was temporarily left unconscious in a mountain biking accident.

Richard Prideaux, deputy team leader with the North East Wales Search and Rescue Team, was left with a broken shoulder after he hit a tree in Clocaenog Forest in Conwy.

The accident, which happened about 7pm on Sunday, left the experienced mountaineer and mountain biker nursing a bruised ego as well as his injured shoulder.

His Newsar team colleagues came to his aid after his partner rang them following phone call from him when he came round.

Richard Prideaux Tweeted after his accident

Richard Prideaux Tweeted after his accident

The North Wales Police helicopter located him after he set off a flare he was carrying and his team colleagues treated him at the scene. He was released after being taken to hospital.

His team leader Iain Ashcroft told the BBC he had been ‘a good casualty’.

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