The last of the incidents for the rescue team was near the summit of Pen-y-Ghent where a rider was reported as Hypothermic, so we detailed a small fell party from the summit to investigate. After a considerable amount of time searching, which by the time we located the rider also involved other team members of the rescue team the rider was located.
Our 47-year-old male had been thrown over his handlebars and had landed on his head, as such, he had some neck pain. After an intensive assessment it was determined that the casualty had tenderness to the spine so we requested an Air Ambulance to assist with the evacuation.
An Air Ambulance from Lancashire arrived shortly after our request and with the casualty neatly packaged in our mountain rescue casualty bag and vacuum mattress, our rider was air lifted into Royal Preston Hospital trauma unit.
Post incident – It has been confirmed that our casualty has a fractured second neck vertebra break, thankfully due to great immobilisation he will not neurologically effects and should make a full recovery.
We wish all our casualties a swift and speedy recovery.