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Swynnerton mountain biker airlifted to UHNS

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 28, 2014

By Alison Thomas

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A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after coming off his bike in a rural location near Swynnerton Park, Staffordshire on Sunday morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to woodland near Swynerton at 11.30am.

An ambulance, together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance based at Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to an incident involving a cyclist who came off his machine on a downward slope.

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“A man in his sixties was treated for facial abrasions, together with knee, leg, arm and shoulder injuries. The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“He was given pain relief by medics before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”

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