The incident happened on the Walna Scar Road. Photo: Karl and Ali CC-BY-SA-2.0

The incident happened on the Walna Scar Road. Photo: Karl and Ali CC-BY-SA-2.0

A mountain biker has died after an incident on a Lake District track.

Rescuers said the man was with a group of experienced bikers descending the Walna Scar Road track near Coniston on Sunday at the time.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.30pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Two air ambulances attended, but unfortunately their doctors and paramedics were unable to save the gentleman.

“North West Ambulance Service tasked us with bringing him down to the village on our stretcher for liaison with police and other relevant authorities.

“Our thoughts are with the gentleman’s family and friends.”

The three-hour incident involved 12 volunteers from Coniston MRT.

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