A teen has been seriously hurt after falling from a mountain bike at Beacon Hill.

Just after 4.15pm yesterday (Sunday, 10 September), emergency services responded to a report of an injured mountain bike rider at the Red Hill fire trail off Lady Penrhyn Drive, Beacon Hill.

Bike injury at Beacon Hill

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command, four NSW Ambulance crews, and firefighters from Dee Why and Narrabeen Stations, responded to the incident location.

Bike injury at Beacon Hill

They were met by friends of a 17-year-old boy who had been injured falling off his bike while going over a dirt jump in bushland. They guided emergency crews to the injured boy’s location, around 50-100m off the main trail.

Boy off bike at Beacon Hill

Paramedics were told the boy had gone over a jump and fallen approximately 4m, landing awkwardly and sustaining a serious injury. Paramedics called for the assistance of a special Fire and Rescue NSW all-terrain wheeled stretcher, known as a ‘mule’.

Bike injury at Beacon Hill

With the combined effort of police, paramedics and firefighters, the boy was carefully carried back to a waiting Intensive Care Ambulance and taken under a police escort ‘green light corridor’ to Royal North Shore Hospital just before 6.00pm. His condition was described as serious but stable.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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