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

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

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a crash at a popular Lancashire site.

The 15-year-old boy suffered a dislocated shoulder in the incident today in Gisburn Forest.

Members of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation were called out to the scene on Bigfoot Slab, Whelpstone Crag, at 10am.

A small team went to the boy’s aid and paramedics treated the teenager at the site before CRO members stretchered him a short distance to an air ambulance which flew him to hospital for further treatment.

Members of the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team who were also on their way to the incident turned back once they were told the boy was safely in the helicopter.

The incident was the CRO’s 43rd callout of the year.

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