Boy rescued from Northumberland crag by mountain rescue team

An 11-year-old boy was lowered to safety by mountain rescue teams after getting into trouble on a Northumberland crag.

Sunday, 3rd September 2017, 10:55 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:20 pm
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The boy had climbed to the top of the Drake Stone, near Harbottle, when he became crag fast.

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Northumbria Police called for the assistance of Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams.

After two members climbed to the top of the Stone, a technical rope rescue system was used to lower one of the team members and the boy safely to the ground.

The incident involved 15 team members for 1 hour 30 minutes.