Claife Heights, above Windermere lake's western shore. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

Claife Heights, above Windermere lake's western shore. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker was rescued after injuring himself in a fall.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 12.25pm today, Saturday, and six members went to the incident, west of Windermere lake.

The biker had come off his machine while descending from Claife Heights on a slippery track to Belle Grange, south of Wray on the lake shore. The Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene and joined the crew at the site.

Jeff Carroll of the Coniston MRT said: “He was treated for a suspected broken ankle by GNAA paramedics and stretchered to the helicopter.

“The casualty was taken by GNAA to Lancaster Royal Infirmary, Lancaster.”

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