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Mountain biker airlifted to hospital after suffering serious head injury in Cumbrian wood

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team assisting the biker Photo: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

A mountain biker had to be airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury after crashing in some woods in Cumbria.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team assisted the biker at Setmurthy Woods, who also sustained shoulder, chest and leg injuries.

A helicopter was flown in due to the severity of the biker's injuries Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

North West Ambulance Service paramedics attended along with mountain rescuers to stabilise the casualty.

The biker was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by an HM Coastguard AW189 helicopter.