The Team was put on standby earlier this afternoon for an injured mountain biker at Kielder. The mountain biker had injured their shoulder having come off one of the downhill trails below Deadwater Fell. Given the mountain biker’s location and nature of their injuries, Forestry Commission staff were able to assist the Paramedic to evacuate the biker to the ambulance. A total of 15 members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were available to respond should we have been needed.
At 11.55hrs one of our Incident Controllers received a call from the North East Ambulance Service. A horse rider had fallen off their horse near to Newton on the Moor. The rider, who was going in and out of consciousness, was in a difficult to access location on farmland. Due to the prevailing conditions – strong winds, heavy rain – ourselves and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were requested to assist. Before the Teams deployed, the Air Ambulance was able to land near to the casualty and evacuate them. We hope the rider was not too seriously injured and makes a swift recovery.
The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team has just stood down from an incident near to Hethpool. The North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of both MRTs to evacuate an injured walker on the St Cuthbert’s Way. The walker had a suspected fractured leg. Whilst travelling to the scene, the Ambulance Service informed the Teams that a farmer in a 4×4 had helped to transport the walker to the awaiting ambulance.
At just before 4.00pm today, the North East Ambulance Service requested the Team’s assistance in locating and evacuating a walker with an injured ankle. The location provided by the walker’s partner was approximate; they were believed to be near to Chesters, a remote uninhabited farmhouse to the south of the Breamish Valley. The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team responded immediately. A Mountain Rescue Landrover 4×4 Ambulance with two members onboard located the walker 400m to the east of Chesters. Casualty care was administered and the walker’s injured ankle immobilised before he was transported off the hill by the community Paramedic, who also happens to be a Team member, to an awaiting Ambulance. The busy period continues…
Having stood down from the Consett incident, the Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was called to a fallen climber at Shaftoe Crags near Bolam Lake. The casualty was stabilised by Team member, who is also a NEAS Paramedic, before being carried to the helicopter from RAF Boulmer. All being well the climber will make a full recovery after an examination at the RVI, Newcastle.
Northumbria Police, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service and the North East Ambulance Service was also involved.
The Team was called to assist the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) earlier today following a road traffic accident on the outskirts of Powburn. First on scene was one of our Team members, a NEAS Paramedic who requested Mountain Rescue’s support due to the difficult to access location.
North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded to the incident, alongside the Ambulance Service, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service and Northumbria Police.
Details of the incident are provided in the article below.
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Earlier this afternoon the Team was called to assist the North East Ambulance Service. Along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team, we assisted with the extraction of a body from beneath a viaduct, near Hamsterley Mill. Our thoughts go out to the deceased’s family and friends.