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UPDATED: Cyclist airlifted from Portland
9:12am Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
A CYCLIST with 'serious' suspected head injuries was airlifted to hospital.
It is understood the 41-year-old local man was unconcious for a time, and suffered a number of injuries, including a serious head injury.
The Lee-on-Solent Coastguard Rescue helicopter and Portland Bill coastguard rescue officers assisted South West Ambulance in the airlift.
A spokesman for Portland Coastguard said: "We responded to a direct request from South West Ambulance for assistance in transferring the casualty to hospital.
"The head injury was the greatest concern, and the helicopter was scrambled because of the time element in getting him from the place of the accident to hospital where he could receive medical care."
The incident happened around the entrance to the football ground near Longacre Quarry.
Wyke coastguard rescue officers met the helicopter at the hospital A&E landing site.