The accident happened near Hesbert Hall. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The accident happened near Hesbert Hall. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after crashing at a popular forest venue.

The 39-year-old man came off his machine on a trail in Gisburn Forest in Lancashire, yesterday.

The biker suffered chest injuries in the accident near Hesbert Hall and Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid shortly before 2pm.

Paramedics from an air ambulance treated the man and he was then flown to hospital for further treatment.

The Cave Rescue Organisation, whose help had been requested by Bowland Pennine MRT, stood down on arrival at the scene as their services were no longer required.

  • Later that afternoon, the CRO rescued two sheep from deep bogs on the slopes of Yorkshire’s second-highest mountain.

A walker reported the animals were in distress at 4.15pm on Sunday near the Allotment on Ingleborough, above Crummack Dale. Team volunteers successfully removed both sheep from the bog.

CRO members also rescued two lambs trapped on a rock ledge in Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, on Saturday.

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