Two bikers rescued after Bank Holiday falls

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Two bikers were rescued by Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team after falling in separate incidents over Bank Holiday weekend.

The team from Barnacre near Garstang, sent members to Gisburn Forest, east of Lancaster, on Monday afternoon after a man fell during the difficult section ‘Bottoms’ while on ‘The 8’ red route.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team rescue fallen bikers inn Gisburn forest and near Chorley in April/May 2016.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team rescue fallen bikers inn Gisburn forest and near Chorley in April/May 2016.

Along with the North West Air Ambulance from Barton, the team treated the casualty, who had sustained severe head injuries, before he was stretched to the helicopter which took him to hospital.

The other incident saw the rescue team at Healy Nab near Chorley late in the day on Saturday, April 30 to help an injured 14-year-old.

The boy was treated and then stretched off by the rescue team to an awaiting ambulance after suffering from shoulder pains as a result of his fall.

A total of 30 mountain rescuers, all of who are volunteers, and the rescue team off-road Landrover Ambulances were used during both incidents.