Rossendale Free Press

Injured boy, 15, rescued from quarry


AN injured boy was rescued by emergency services after coming off his bike at a quarry in Rossendale.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Resct Team (RPMRT) and paramedics from North West Ambulance attended Lee Quarry, near Bacup, after a 15-year-old boy “had a mountain bike accident”.

The incident happened at about 1pm on Monday.

The boy was stretchere­d to the ambulance before undergoing further assessment.

It is not clear if he was taken to hospital.

A warning has now been issued to other bike riders about the “serious drops and surprises” in and around the quarry.

A spokespers­on for RPMRT said: “Around 13:00 on the 22nd the team were called out by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust to reports of a 15y/o boy having had a mountain bike accident in or near to Lee Quarry, near Bacup.

“A paramedic was on scene and worked with the team to treat, package and transfer the young man to the land ambulance.

“The team wish him a speedy recovery.

“Remember Lee Quarry is a grader mountain bike quarry with some serious drops and surprises.

“If you do go up there make sure you have the proper protection and ride routes within your skill ability.”

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