A mountain biker was on the ground with serious injuries for five hours before emergency services were able to pull him out of the country park.
Phillips, 21, was cycling along a mountain bike trail in the park. Prestoch., When he got in trouble and fell – suffering from a broken left clavicle and a broken right femur.
The young man fell around 8pm on Monday evening (August 9), and emergency services were called to the scene around 9pm.
According to the fire station’s watch manager, firefighters, along with Northwest Ambulance Service (NWAS) paramedics, were four hours ahead of him in evacuating him due to the challenging area.
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“We met a 21-year-old boy who got off a mountain bike,” said Williams, a Whitefield fire station watch manager.
“He was badly injured. We stabilized him until the ambulance crew arrived, who removed him in 4×4.
“We were at the scene until about 1 p.m. Had to move to the area. Motorcycle trail
“It also had to be stabilized and relieved of pain before moving.”
The man was taken to Salford Royal Hospital after being rescued by paramedics from the NWAS Hazards Area Response Team.
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