The man tumbled into a gill after losing control during his descent of Skiddaw. Photo: Chubbennaitor CC-BY-SA-3.0

The man tumbled into a gill after losing control during his descent of Skiddaw. Photo: Chubbennaitor CC-BY-SA-3.0

A mountain biker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring himself in a fall after losing control of his machine.

The 25-year-old man suffered back and knee injuries in the incident yesterday on Skiddaw.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 2pm and went to the scene on Jenkin Hill, south-east of Little Man. He tumbled 40m down the slope towards Whit Beck.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team immobilised him in a vacuum mattress, and then sledged him down to the foot of the hill.

“He was then transferred to one of our Sprinter ambulances, which rendezvoused with a civilian ambulance at the Gale Road car park.

“He went to hospital for further assessment.”

The two-hour rescue, the team’s 20th this year, involved 17 volunteer members.

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