The helicopter at the rescue scene in Whinlatter Forest. Photo: Keswick MRT

The helicopter at the rescue scene in Whinlatter Forest. Photo: Keswick MRT

A Coastguard helicopter landed on a forest track to airlift and injured boy to hospital after a mountain bike crash.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team requested the help of the Caernarfon-based Sikorsky S-92 when the 15-year-old boy suffered multiple injuries in the incident at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District.

The team was called out about 3.55pm on Sunday and was joined by an ambulance paramedic at the scene.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “Once the casualty had been assessed and initial first aid carried out, the team sought air support to get the casualty transferred to hospital as quickly as possible.

“Fortunately a Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 936, was refuelling at Carlisle, and was able to assist. It managed to land in a very confined area of forest road, and the patient was then transferred from the incident site to the aircraft by team ambulance.”

The injured rider was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital for further treatment.

The 1¾-hour rescue involved 16 team volunteers.

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