An RAF Sea King flew the biker to hospital

An RAF Sea King flew the biker to hospital

An injured mountain biker was airlifted from a Lake District mountainside after falling from his machine.

The biker was coming down Sticks Pass about 1.30pm today when he came off his bike and dislocated his shoulder.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2pm and its 10 volunteers were joined by colleagues from the Penrith team.

The injured biker was given pain relief at the scene before an RAF Sea King search and rescue helicopter airlifted him for treatment to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The rescue lasted about 2½ hours.

A Patterdale spokesperson said: “Patterdale MRT would like to thank Penrith MRT and the RAF for their assistance.”

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