Rope rescue for biker injured at Clocaenog Forest

Rescuers attend the injured biker Image copyright NEWSAR | Twitter
Image caption The rescue was concluded at about 19:15 GMT on Sunday

Rescuers used ropes to lower a mountain biker to safety after he suffered multiple injuries while riding on a steep forest slope.

North East Wales Search and Rescue was called to Clocaenog Forest in Denbighshire on Sunday at 15:45 GMT.

They lowered him about 100m (328ft) on a stretcher before using a 4x4 vehicle to ferry him to an awaiting ambulance.

The rescue was in an "awkward, very muddy and slippery location," according to a NEWSAR spokesperson.

About 20 people were involved in the three-and-a-half hour rescue, along with the injured biker's friends.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said the casualty was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan before being transferred to the Royal Stoke Hospital.

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