The mountain biker was injured neaer Black Sail youth hostel at the head of Ennerdale

The mountain biker was injured neaer Black Sail youth hostel at the head of Ennerdale

A mountain biker was rescued from a Lakeland valley after injuring himself.

The 48-year-old man was near the remote Black Sail Youth Hostel in Ennerdale when he suffered a leg injury.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted today, Saturday and went to the biker’s aid.

He was treated at the scene by the rescuers then taken by one of the team’s vehicles to Bowness Knott where a waiting ambulance took him to hospital.

Earlier in the day, the team was called out to a 23-year-old woman from London who injured her ankle while walking on the path beside Buttermere lake.

She was treated by team members then stretchered to a waiting ambulance at Gatesgarth.

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