Buxton rescue team helps stranded biker

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out by the West Midlands Ambulance Service to assist its paramedics dealing with an injured trials-biker in a remote location.

The incident occurred when the 46-year-old Swadlincote man was off-road trials-biking and fell from his bike sustaining rib injuries about 5pm, on Saturday, November 15.

He tried to continue on his journey for a short while but soon became unwell and was forced to stop.

The accident occurred on a rough farm track south of Three Shires Head in a very remote area and the rescue team was called out to Turn Edge, Knotbury, in Staffordshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance crew was first on the scene but quickly realised that they would need help to move the casualty.

Sixteen rescue team members were hampered by the misty conditions and total darkness.

But the man was placed on a stretcher and carried to an ambulance which took him to a North Staffordshire hospital.