MEMBERS of the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) were kept busy during a fundraising collection when a woman was injured in a fall from her mountain bike.

The team, who were taking part in a collection in Pickering earlier this month, had their fundraising cut short when the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAS) called them to help with the incident.

At about 11.40am the team were called to the mountain bike park at Dixon’s Hollow, in Dalby, where a 42-year-old woman had fallen off her bike.

A YAS response vehicle paramedic also attended and the woman, who was treated for an injury to her shoulder and suspected spinal injuries, was taken to Scarborough Hospital.

The rescue took about two hours and a total of 14 members, including the paramedic, attended the incident.

A spokesman for SRMRT said the woman suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Despite the call-out, the team managed to raise £506.41 through the street collection and said that they wanted to thank the residents and visitors of Pickering who donated.

The spokesman said: “As a charity supported entirely through such collections and donation, these activities go a long way to ensure we are available 24/7 to help save lives in wild and remote places.

“We would also like to thank all team members who gave up their time to help with the collection.”

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