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Female biker stranded in Carrickfergus forest for two hours after breaking pelvis

A female biker was left stranded for two hours in a Carrickfergus forest on Tuesday evening after breaking her pelvis.

The incident happened in Woodburn Forest, when the biker colliding with a tree.

The victim, named only as Shannon, was left lying for two hours while emergency services attempted to reach her. The delay in response time was down to the the difficult terrain and the lack of a mobile signal to pinpoint her location.

Writing on the PSNI Carrickfergus Facebook page, a spokesperson said: "Shannon was eventually found and extracted from the forest to the Royal Victoria Hospital where she is being treated for a broken pelvis.

"Hopefully the pain relief will have kicked in by the time she realises Mum has allowed me to recount her story on Bakebook ... keep sucking down that laughing gas Shannon!!

"On a serious note, Shannon and her family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the emergency services and those who helped Shannon in her time of need.

"Special thanks go to the NI Fire & Rescue Service & the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service for their tireless professionalism."

The spokesperson added her recovery process should take between six and 12 weeks.

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