AN injured mountain biker had to be rescued at a Barnsley beauty spot by volunteers from Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.

The incident occurred last Thursday afternoon and saw a man suffer a suspected back injury near Langsett Reservoir.

A spokesperson for the team said: “After taking a tumble from his bike, the gentleman had sustained a suspected back injury.

“As a result and given the location of the casualty, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was also called in.

“When team members arrived on scene, the air ambulance crew had packaged the casualty onto their scoop stretcher and required assistance carrying the gent to their helicopter.

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“After a 200 metre carry, the gentleman was in the helicopter and on his way to the hospital.”