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By Amanda Kennedy
Dumfries and West
Rescue for biker

RESCUERS were called to the aid of a mountain biker found unconscious in Ae last weekend.

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT), police, ambulance services and a Coastguard rescue helicopter were all deployed to Ae on Sunday to help a collapsed university student. The mountain biker had fallen from his bike and suffered concussion on a steep route deep in the forest.

James Cole, of MMRT, said: “It was possible to get the biker who had now recovered consciousness to the ambulance, where the our doctor was able to assist the ambulance crew with treatment. The helicopter was able to return to base and the ambulance transferred the casualty to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.”

He added: “More teams members stood by in case a carry out was required, but fortunately this was not required. This incident occurred less than a week before the team’s major annual joint exercise where all four team across the Scottish Border join forces to practice and hone their Mountain Rescue skills for precisely this sort of incident.”

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