A CYCLIST was carried to safety from moors after a fall.
The 45-year-old Honley man was carried on a stretcher for more than half a mile after coming off his mountain bike yesterday afternoon.
The rescue was carried out by members of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue team, who were alerted at 1.30pm.
It was the second time in four days over the Christmas holiday that the team had been called out on a rescue mission.
They found an elderly man lost on the moors in South Yorkshire on Christmas Day, after he had got lost while out walking.
Mike France, leader of the Hepworth-based team, said: "We were called out to help the mountain biker who had fallen from his bike on the Mickleden track at Langsett, not far from the Flouch Inn.
"He was about half a mile from the main road so the Yorkshire ambulance crew needed help carrying him from the hill.
"Eighteen members of the team were on the call-out and they carried the injured man back to the forest track, where they handed him over to the ambulance crew to take him to hospital.
"He had arm injuries and a suspected broken collar bone. It was a straightforward job for us and the weather up there was pretty good."