A Royal Navy Sea King flew to the scene from HMS Gannet

A Royal Navy Sea King flew to the scene from HMS Gannet

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after he was found in woodland in the Lake District.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.30pm today to Setmurthy Woods, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Cockermouth.

The young rider was found unconscious at the site and was treated by team members, the team’s doctor and ambulance paramedics.

He was then stretchered to a landing site where a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter, which had flown from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire, took him on board and flew him to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The rescue involved 27 volunteer members of the Cockermouth team.

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