Gisburn Forest. Photo: Tom Richardson CC-BY-SA-2.0

Gisburn Forest. Photo: Tom Richardson CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after suffering an injury when he came off his machine.

Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of the 35-year-old man who crashed at the popular Gisburn Forest site in Lancashire.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Cave Rescue Organisation after being alerted at 12.30pm today.

The biker lost control on a jump and hit a tree, suffering a serious ankle injury.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene and he was stretchered a short distance out of the forest to a waiting ambulance, which then drove him to the nearby air ambulance for the flight to hospital and further treatment.

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