The injured man is stretchered from the moor by rescuers as Sophie Keeler and Jesse look on. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

The injured man is stretchered from the moor by rescuers as Sophie Keeler and Jesse look on. Photo: Calder Valley SRT

Rescue team volunteers were joined by a young supporter after being called out to aid an injured mountain biker.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team member Sophie Keeler responded to the call for help on Sunday, even though she had her baby Jesse with her.

The mother and child joined 21 other team members on Harden Moor near Bingley in West Yorkshire when they were alerted about 9.45am after the 52-year-old man fell from his machine and suffered a head injury.

A team spokesperson said: “The rider’s friends raised the alarm as he was feeling quite confused and drifting in and out of consciousness.

“Twenty-two team members were available to respond instantly and made their way to the location in team vehicles or directly.

“Once on-scene, team members assisted the Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew to make the casualty comfortable and then packaged him in our vacuum mattress before evacuating the casualty some distance by stretcher to the road, where he was handed over to the ambulance crew for transfer to hospital.”

The rescue lasted just over 2¼ hours.

The spokesperson said: “You’re never too young to get involved with supporting mountain rescue.”

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