EMERGENCY services were called to rescue an injured cyclist suspected to be suffering hypothermia after they fell down a ditch into stream.

Firefighters and paramedics attended the incident in Nettlecombe near Bridport at around 10pm on Thursday, August 4.

The cyclist was said to be mountain biking in the area when they came off their bike.

The ambulance service suspected the casualty had broken their leg and was suffering from hypothermia.

The fire service helped to move the casualty to safety.

A spokesman for Bridport Fire Station said: "One pump mobilised to Nettlecombe to assist with the rescue of an injured cyclist. The cyclist, who had been mountain biking in the area, came off their bike and fallen down a ditch and into a stream.

"The ambulance service attended and suspected the casualty had a broken femur and was suffering from hypothermia. The paramedics requested our attendance to help move the casualty to safety."