Mountain rescue called to help injured cyclist

INJURED CYCLIST: Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team at their base

INJURED CYCLIST: Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team at their base

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A TEENAGE cyclist had to be taken to hospital after suffering cuts and bruises and a suspected broken collar bone when he crashed in a disused quarry.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the incident in Cliff Rigg Quarry near Great Ayton on Monday afternoon.

An ambulance first responder was on scene and quickly called for support from the mountain rescue volunteers at about 3.40pm.

After a thorough assessment, the team decided that the young man, with support, could walk to the waiting ambulance.

Members of the rescue team praised the three bikers on how well prepared they had been as they had a first aid kit with them and had begun to administer some first aid whilst waiting for the ambulance service to arrive.

They had also advised that because of their location, away from a road, that the help of the mountain rescue team might be required.

Barry Warrington, a spokesman for the team, said: “These young guys had gone out to enjoy an afternoons sport but clearly had given appropriate thought to the nature of the activity they were engaged in, and had planned accordingly and had responded quickly and calmly.”

The last four days have been a very busy period for the volunteers. As well as this incident, during the weekend they had been involved in providing service and support at three other incidents as well as taking part in the Cleveland Show providing a demonstration of how they approach and treat a casualty.

For further information about the work of the team or their fundraising activities visit www.clevelandmrt.org.uk

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