A mountain biker was on the ground for five hours with horrible injuries before emergency services were able to extract him from a country park.
The 21-year-old was cycling along a mountain bike trail in Philips Park, Prestwich, when he got into difficulty and fell – suffering a broken left clavicle and broken right femur.
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The young man fell at around 8pm on Monday evening (August 9), and emergency services were called to the scene at around 9pm.
It was then another four hours before firefighters, along with North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) paramedics, were able to get him to a place of safety because of the challenging terrain, according to the fire station watch manager.
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Whitefield Fire Station watch manager Williams said: “We attended a 21-year-old male who came off a mountain bike.
“He was left with significant injuries, we stabilised him until ambulance crews arrived, who removed him in a 4×4.
Philips Park, Whitefield
“We were at the scene until around 1am. He was on the ground for around four hours before we extricated him to a place of safety. The rescue took several hours due to the difficult location and injuries, as we had to transport him across the bike trails.
“He also had to be stabilised and receive pain relief before being moved.”
After being rescued by paramedics from the NWAS Hazardous Area Response Team, the man was taken to Salford Royal Hospital.
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