Injured walker stretchered off Northumberland hill side as rescue teams work together during call out

A walker was carried down from a Northumberland hill side after they injured their leg while out visiting a beauty spot.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 8:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 8:30 am

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT) was joined by the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team on the call out to Drake Stone, near to Harbottleyesterday, Tuesday, April 20, just before 2pm.

They were asked to support the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) after a walker hurt their lower leg on the moors.

The incident involved 20 team members and took them two hours and 45 minutes to complete.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team shared this photo following the rescue.

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A spokesperson for NNPMRT said: “Two Mountain Rescue vehicles were swiftly deployed and a full team call out initiated as a stretcher carry was likely to be required.

"While the casualty was treated by the NEAS Community Paramedic from Rothbury and a crew from Alnwick, our operational commander on scene determined the equipment required and the evacuation route.

“As members arrived at the rendezvous point, vital rescue equipment was issued and carried up onto the hill.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and the North Tyne Mountain Rescue Team worked with the North East Ambulance Service to help the injured walker to a waiting ambulance.

"The casualty was then transferred onto a Mountain Rescue bell stretcher for the steep in places and slightly awkward 1km carry down to the Forestry England car park.

"They were then transferred to a NEAS crewed Ambulance for the onward journey to hospital.

"We would like to wish the casualty well and hope they are back out in the Northumberland National Park very soon.

The mountain rescue teams are reliant on public donations to provide their “highly professional, emergency search and rescue service.”

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