Posted on

Incident No: 115 2018

Date: 16 September 2018
Time: 20.00hrs
Location: Walltown Quarry, Hadrian’s Wall

Late afternoon yesterday North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were responded to a request from North East Ambulance Service. A walker had slipped and sustained a leg injury a few hundred yards from the car park at Walltown Quarry on Hadrian’s Wall.

Vehicles and #volunteer members were swiftly deployed to RV at Walltown Quarry. #PhoneFind, a SMS location tool, was used to pin point the exact location of the casualty.

Local members liaised with the on scene NEAS Community Paramedic and Ambulance crew. The casualty was then evacuated a short distance on the NEAS stretcher as our other resources arrived at the RVP.

The incident involved 19 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018 #Team999 #MultiAgencyWorking

Please like and share to raise awareness of the work of the volunteer Mountain Rescue Teams. To help us to continue to provide this service, you can donate at www.justgiving.com/nnpmrt

Posted on

Incident No: 113 2018

Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 13.28hrs
Location: Hethpool

The busy period continues for our #mountainrescue #volunteers with the sixth incident in seven days.

Early afternoon yesterday, the North East Ambulance Service requested our support for an injured walker. The walker had sustained a leg injury whilst on the St Cuthbert’s Way downstream of Hethpool Linn in the Northumberland National Park.

The Team and North of Tyne MRT evacuated the walker on a Bell stretcher before being transferred into a Landrover for the remainder of the journey to the crewed Ambulance at the road head.

We wish the walker well and hope he’ll be back in the hills very soon.

The incident involved 14 members for three hours.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like and share to raise awareness of what we do. To help us to continue to provide this life saving service, you can donate at www.justgiving.com/nnpmrt

#Teamwork #MultiAgency #Dial999PoliceThenMountainRescue

Posted on

Incident No: 111 2018

Date: 8 September 2018
Time: 14.17hrs
Location: Simonside

On Saturday afternoon, the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured climber on the north face of Simonside. North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately responded with local members arriving on scene a few minutes behind the Community Paramedic and first responder.

The climber had fallen approximately 10 metres before landing awkwardly on the ground below the crag.

After a full assessment and pain relieve being administered, the casualty was evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the crewed Ambulance. Due to the nature of the terrain, a technical rope rescue system was used to safeguard the stretcher and the casualty.

The Teams were assisted by the climber’s friends and the NEAS HART team. We wish the climber a swift and full recovery from his injuries.

The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like and share this post to raise awareness of the voluntary #MountainRescue Teams.

To help us to continue to provide this invaluable service, you can donate at www.justgiving.com/nnpmrt

Posted on

Incident No: 106 2018

Date: 30 August 2018
Time: 16.37hrs
Location: Harwood Forest

A busy end to August for our volunteers with three incidents in four days!

North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance yesterday afternoon in locating an injured young mountain biker and his father. They were believed to be in the area of Simonside Forest.

With NEAS assets in the area North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately despatched a local Team member, one of our incident controllers, to liaise with the crews. Drivers were also allocated to our response vehicles. In the meantime our Incident Officer used our #PhoneFind technology and local knowledge to confirm the exact location of the casualty. Thankfully the young mountain biker was on a drivable track and we were able to direct the Ambulance resources into the location.

Our Team member on scene then assisted the crew to stabilise the injury before escorting everyone out of Harwood Forest.

We hope the casualty makes a swift recovery and that this incident hasn’t put him off mountain biking.

The incident involved 6 Team members for 1 hour 20 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like and share to raise awareness of the work we do. To help us continue to provide this service, you can donate at www.justgiving.com/NNPMRT

Posted on

Incident No: 105 2018

Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 13.21 hrs
Location: Whitely Shield

Three days, two incidents! Yesterday we had a short lived incident involving a female in her 70s who had sustained a leg injury on the hillside above Whiteley Shield in the West Allen valley. The request for Mountain Rescue support had come from the North East Ambulance Service, who had established there was no vehicle access to the casualty’s location.

Ultimately neither ourselves and North of Tyne MRT nor NEAS were required as the caller and the casualty had thankfully managed to make their own way off the hill. Just as the first of our members was arriving at the RVP!

The incident involved 5 Team members for 31 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like and share to raise awareness of what we do.

#Team999 #multiagency #mountainrescue #northumberland
#volunteers

Posted on

Incident No: 104 2018

Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 11.37hrs
Location: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall

Our quiet period came to end earlier today when Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured female walker on Hadrian’s Wall. The female had been stabilised by a Northumberland National Park Ranger before the Team’s and North of Tyne MRT’s members arrived.

Two North East Ambulance Service Paramedics were also transported to the scene. They provided pain relief before the walker was evacuated in a Mountain Rescue Landrover to the road at Steel Rigg.

We wish the walker a speedy recovery and would like to thank the Ranger and a passing Doctor for their assistance.

The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like, share and comment to raise awareness of the invaluable work of the voluntary Mountain Rescue Teams.

#Team999 #MountainRescue #Volunteers #Northumberland

Posted on

Incident No: 98 2018

Incident No: 98
Date: 7 July 2018
Time: 14.25 hrs
Location: Harthope Valley and Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts

On Saturday the Team provided rescue and medical cover for the 2018 Chevy Chase. This challenging fell race through the stunning Cheviot Hills attracts some 300 runners each run.

Whilst it doesn’t look like it from the photograph, the weather was very hot especially for those looking to complete the 22 miles of the race. All the runners heeded the preventative advice for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but nevertheless the Team’s medics had to deal with a couple of competitors suffering from heat exhaustion. They also had to deal with a retiree from the race who was suffering from a probable sprained ankle.

Thanks to the North East Ambulance Service Community Paramedic from Wooler for their assistance too.

By the end of the day all competitors were accounted for and those we treated were given advice should their condition worsen. All in a days’s work!

We’re glad everyone had a great day and many were able to enjoy England’s win over Sweden. #ItsComingHome

The incident involved 4 Team members for 3 hours 45 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Posted on

Incident No: 97 2018

Date: 4 July 2018
Time: 14.52hrs
Location: Crag Lough, Hadrian’s Wall

Mid-afternoon yesterday a climber fell from Crag Lough and sustained serious injuries. The North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves and within 9 minutes our volunteers were en-route with two Team 4x4s deployed.

The Doctor and Paramedic from the Great North Air Ambulance Service were first on scene and assessed, treated and stabilised the casualty.

Given the difficult, unstable terrain below the crag and the worsening condition of the casualty, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) search and rescue helicopter was requested with a view to winching the casualty on board. Thankfully a helicopter from Caernarfon was training in the Lake District and swiftly arrived on scene.

Great multi-agency teamwork then led to the successful evacuation of the injured climber to hospital. We hope he makes a full and swift recovery, and is back out climbing again very soon.

#Team999 #MultiAgencyWorking

The incident involved 25 Team members for 3 hours 15 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like, share and comment to raise awareness of the volunteer #Mountain#Rescue Teams

To donate click on www.justgiving.com/nnpmrt

Posted on

Incident No: 91 2018

Date: 7 June 2018
Time: 13.38 hrs
Location: Blanchland

A female walker in her early 70s sustained a lower leg injury, whilst on a walk along the River Derwent from Blanchland. The North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of Mountain Rescue, and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded immediately.

Team members assisted in locating the female and her husband, and evacuated her after being assessed by a NEAS Paramedic on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.

We hope the female makes a full and swift recovery and is back out walking the stunning #Northumberland countryside soon.

#Team999 #MultiAgencyWorking

The incident involved 12 Team members for 3 hours 20 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like, share and comment on this post to raise awareness of the work of the voluntary Mountain Rescue Teams.

We can only provide this service with your ongoing support, www.justgiving.com/nnpmrt

Posted on

Incident No: 82 & 83 2018

Date: 6 May 2018
Time: 15.47 hrs
Location: Kielder Water

On Sunday the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured cyclist at Kielder Water. Initially the exact location of the cyclist and intended route was unknown. #SARLOC was successfully used by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves to fix the cyclist’s location, identified as being on the Lakeside Way, east of Gowanburn.

The cyclist was treated on scene by NEAS and evacuated using the Hazardous Area Response Team’s ATV with Mountain Rescue’s assistance.

Whilst responding to the above incident, both MRTs were also requested to assist Northumbria Police in locating a vulnerable male. The male was successfully located near to Kielder Dam by Mountain Rescue members.

#Team999

The incidents involved 12 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.

#NNPMRTincidents2018

Please like, share and comment to raise awareness of #volunteer#MountainRescue Teams.