THE AIR ambulance and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called out after a 21-year-old man crashed his mountain bike.

The incident happened on April 10 in Setmurphy Woods.

A spokesman for the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue said: A 21-year old male crashed his mountain bike in Setmurthy Woods, sustaining leg and chest injuries.

"The North West Ambulance Service road ambulance and Great North Air Ambulance crews treated the casualty.

"Team members then stretchered him to road ambulance that had driven up into the woods, from where he was driven to the air ambulance and flown to the Royal Preston Hospital."

It has been listed as the sixth call out for the Cockermouth team this year.

On March 3 the team were called when a female walker suffered a painful leg injury on Sale Fell, near Wythop.

At the time the spokesman said "Team members went to her location, treated her and stretchered her back to the church. A road ambulance then took her to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle."