Date: 30 December 2018
Time: 14.37 hrs
Location: Selby’s Cove, Simonside
Our quiet festive period came to an abrupt end yesterday when North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out by North East Ambulance Service. A walker in his early 70s had sustained a lower leg injury near to Selby’s Cove in Northumberland National Park. His two companions raised the alarm and Mountain Rescue was swiftly requested.
The casualty was treated by our Medics and pain relief administered before transferring them to our stretcher. By this time it had turned dark and an awkward carry out followed across rough terrain in Harwood Forest.
On reaching the forest track, the casualty was handed over to the Ambulance Service. A great team effort by all concerned.
We wish the walker a full and swift recovery. A shame their walking holiday in Northumberland had to end this way.
The incident involved 22 members for 4 hours 30 minutes.
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